from Nov 25 2009 to Sep 6 2010


Human Copyright


Exposition - Musée de la civilisation

- Location -

Musée de la civilisation

85, rue Dalhousie
Quebec City (Québec) G1K 8R2
T. 418 643-2158
Toll-free 1 866 710-8031

Directions

Musée de la civilisation

Musée de la civilisation

85, rue Dalhousie
Quebec City (Québec) G1K 8R2
T. 418 643-2158
Toll-free 1 866 710-8031

Directions

- Date -

from Nov 25 2009 to Sep 6 2010

- Fees -

Admission Fees

Adults (31+)$16
18 to 30 $10
12 to $5
11 and under$0
Families$36

MembersFree

view rates

Adults (31+)$16
18 to 30 $10
12 to $5
11 and under$0
Families$36

MembersFree

Human Copyright

" I think, therefore I am "... Discover the most fundamental human faculty – thought, from its origins to artificial intelligence. Carefully chosen objects (Lucy's bones, Descartes' skull, cave paintings, works of art...), interactive displays, film clips illustrating the theme. 
An invitation to discover the most fundamental human faculty – thought, from its origins to artificial intelligence. This ability to think, ours alone, is our copyright, the Human Copyright.
 
A JOURNEY IN THREE STEPS

 
The prehuman: A fossil thought
  • Where does man come from?
  • What are the similarities between the great apes and humans?

The human: a cultural animal

  • I think, therefore I am! » (Descartes)
  • Man is aware of his perceptions, his actions…his own existence.
The posthuman: artificial intelligence
  • Man has always dreamed of creating a being in his own image.
  • Is this the birth of Robot sapiens?
  • And what if these robots were to become more talented and intelligent than us?

Carefully selected objects

  • Bones of the famous Lucy (reproduction)
  • Two paintings by Congo, the chimpanzee artist
  • Cave paintings
  • The skull of Descartes
  • Scientific instruments
  • An interactive robotic installation, Area V5, by Louis-Philippe Demers
  • Many works and installations by important contemporary artists - Irene F. Whittome, Betty Goodwin, Katherine Du Tiel, Sandrine Saïah
  • An artificial dialogue with some great modern thinkers
  • Interactive displays and film clips

A unique exhibition

  • An atmosphere that recreates a scientific and technological world.
  • A subtle and poetic space layout.

A guided iPod tour
The tour of the exhibition on iPod or MP3 player can be downloaded from the Museum's microsite.