Technology's Impact on Society: Innovation and Intellectual Property
SESSION #8 - INNOVATION AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
THE FATHER OF INVENTION (Trent Cooper - 2010)
Director Trent Cooper' laugh-free comedy uses a plot device showing how the overwhelming speed of technological innovation can easily make people feel outsmarted and discourage pure creativity.
The Father of Invention is a story of rise, fall and re-rise of Millionaire infomercial guru, Robert Axle (Kevin Spacey) ready to redeem his name and rebuild his empire after spending 8 years in jail.
Axle finds himself out of step with current technology, his family, and the self-confidence that made him successful in the past. To bring out his new creation, first he must reinvent himself.
" The payoffs to innovation are greatest where the uncertainty is highest. And when you get a radical innovation, it's often very uncertain how it can be applied. "
- Charles Leadbeater
Where do ideas come from?
Let's join the course session and try to give an answer to these questions.
19.00 - Check in
19.15 - Moderation
19.30 - Start Screening
21:00 - Discussion and drinks
ABOUT THE COURSE
Join this course and explore the meaning and end of technology. Watch with us all time classics on the impact of technology on society and participate in a discussion of how technology does shape humanity for the better or worse. Be part of a quest to unlock the mystery of technological evolution and find an answer to what appropriate technology can do to make the World a better place.
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SCREENING ARE ALWAYS IN ENGLISH. Chinese subtitles not guaranteed.
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