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Alumni Memorial Commons Room (152 Lanford Building, Divinity School)

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407 Chapel Dr
Durham, NC 27708 United States

October 2019

Metagnosis: Retrospective Revelations from Blade Runner to ADHD and Beyond with Danielle Spencer (Duke HHL)

October 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

What is the connection between Aristotle and Blade Runner? What do belated diagnoses of ADHD have to do with unexpected genetic test results? Danielle Spencer proposes the term metagnosis to describe the experience of learning of a longstanding undetected condition. In contrast to diagnosis, metagnosis effects a shift in the terms of knowledge, productively unsettling our understanding of medical knowledge, narrative, and identity. Just as speculative fiction tales of A.I. passing-as-human serve to unsettle the categories which have been transgressed, metagnosis invites generative skepticism towards biomedical boundaries as sole arbiter of the real. The implications extend…

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