To mark the centenary of the great science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem, we present this tribute in collaboration with the Polish Cultural Institute, the University of Leeds and Humanities Research Council project, Imagining Posthuman Care. Legendary stop motion animators the Quay Brothers will be appearing in person to present their new short film primer, 11 Preliminary Orbits Around Planet Lem, alongside Maska, a beautiful adaptation of one of his short stories made in 2010. Also screening is another rarely screened Lem adaptation, Roly Poly made by Polish master Andrzej Wajda in 1968.

A panel discussion follows, exploring Lem’s legacy. We are delighted to welcome the Quay Brothers, Dr Amy C. Chambers, Professor Stuart Murray and chair Simon Ings

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