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xHumed: Dead Good Thinking


For one day only, xHumed will resurrect the legendary figures of the industrial age, including War of the Worlds writer H.G. Wells, Frankenstein author Mary Shelley, and Birmingham’s celebrated industrialists including Matthew Boulton and other members of the Lunar Society.

The world premiere of xHumed: How The Industrial Age Forged Our Digital Future, at the Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham, will use digital and social media, artistic and theatrical means to allow influential minds from the past to speak to a live audience.

History’s finest will apply their wisdom to a host of issues that impact on 21st Century life, including identity in the digital age, social inclusion, philanthropy and everlasting life in the digital age.

The “xHumed” speakers, which also include Birmingham social reformer Geraldine Cadbury and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, will be accompanied by genuinely alive contributors including Jon Bounds, the Tinder Foundation CEO Helen Milner and author of Rough Guide to the Future, Jon Turney.

Tuesday 5November2013-11-05T14:00:00Z2013-11-05T20:50:00Z


Library of Birmingham

Centenary Square

B1 2EA Birmingham GB

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