In this Community of Inquiry (CoI) we’ll be viewing the documentary ‘Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement’ before beginning our group discussion led by bioethics lecturer Professor Rob Wilson. This CoI will be of particular interest to anyone wanting to explore and develop a better understanding of important questions in bioethics.

A Community of Inquiry is a method of group philosophy where the purpose is to arrive at a mutual understanding of the topic through asking questions and developing our reasoning.

If you’ve never attended a CoI before, that’s ok! The CoI is run in such a way that you will be able to gain interesting new ideas and perspectives, as well as contribute your own, even if you’re entirely new to philosophy.


Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement
Exploring disability and the promise and perils of human enhancement technologies.

From botox to bionic limbs, the human body is more “upgradeable” than ever. But how much of it can we alter and still be human? What do we gain or lose in the process? Award-winning documentary, Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement, explores the social impact of human biotechnologies. Haunting and humorous, poignant and political, Fixed rethinks "disability" and "normalcy" by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and minds forever.

Watch the trailer here:

DATE: Friday 26th August (Week 5)
TIME: 1-3pm
VENUE: Social Sciences Lecture Theatre [SSCI: G130] (Opposite the koi pond)
This is a free event.


The UWA Undergraduate Philosophy Society would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we will meet, Whadjuk boodja of the Noongar people. We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging.

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Social Sciences Lecture Theatre