Science on Screen: War Games

Saturday, May 15, 2021 @ 5:15pm
Discovery Place Science

Discovery Place Science will host an in-person adults’ night out that showcases how games, and artificial intelligence, have become a part of everyday life. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, for the special event. It will begin with a private viewing of the Museum’s latest traveling exhibition, Artificial Intelligence: Your Mind & the Machine.

At 6:30 p.m., IBM’s Phaedra Boinodiris will give a talk on the role of games in war, diplomacy, recruiting and more. A fellow with the London-based Royal Society of Arts, Boindoiris has focused on inclusion in technology since 1999. She is currently the business transformation leader for IBM’s Responsible AI consulting group and serves on the leadership team of IBM’s Academy of Technology. Boinodiris, co-founder of WomenGamers.com, is pursuing her Ph.D. in AI and Ethics at University College Dublin’s Smart Lab. In 2019, she won the United Nations Woman of Influence in STEM and Inclusivity Award and was recognized by Women in Games International as one of the Top 100 Women in the Games Industry.

Following the talk, there will be a screening of the 1983 film, War Games. Featuring Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood and Dabney Coleman, the movie tells the story of a high school whiz kid who unwittingly hacks into a top-secret military computer created to remove human emotion from the act of war. Believing it is just a simulated war game, the teen accidentally activates the U.S. nuclear weapons control system, setting off World War II. Come find out why, almost 40 years later, this 1980s Cold War thriller isn’t such science fiction after all.

Science on Screen: War Games, which is sponsored by IBM, is $15 per person. Advance ticket purchase is required as capacity is limited. Masks are required. For more information or to purchase your ticket, visit the event page.

 Photo credit: MGM

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$15

Saturday, May 15, 2021 @ 5:15pm · add to calendar 2021-05-15 17:15:00 2021-05-15 20:15:00 America/New_York Science on Screen: War Games https://charlottecultureguide.com/event/426608/science-on-screen-war-games Discovery Place Science, 301 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202

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From I-77 heading South (coming from Huntersville, Hickory): Take Exit 11, Brookshire Freeway East. Take the Church Street Exit (no exit number). Turn right onto Church Street. At the third light, turn right onto 6th Street.

From I-77 heading North (coming from Pineville, Rock Hill, Columbia): Take Exit 10, Trade Street. Turn left onto College Street. Turn left onto 6th Street.

From I-85 heading South (coming from Salisbury, Raleigh, Winston-Salem): Take Exit 38, I-77 South. Take Exit 11, Brookshire Freeway East. Take the Church Street Exit (no exit number). Turn right onto Church Street. At the third light, turn right onto 6th Street.

From I-85 heading North (coming from Gastonia, Spartanburg, Greenville): Take Exit 36, Brookshire Blvd. Turn right, heading East on Brookshire Blvd. Brookshire Blvd. will become Brookshire Freeway East. Take the Church Street Exit (no exit number). At the third light, turn right onto 6th Street

The Discovery Place parking deck is located directly behind the museum at the corner of Church and Sixth Streets in downtown Charlotte. Enter the deck off of Sixth Street, grab a ticket from the automatic attendant and bring your ticket into Discovery Place for validation at one of the two admission decks.