Upcoming Events

Ongoing Events

Robots exhibit
Science Museum of London
February 8 - September 3, 2017

The Age of Frankenstein
Edinburgh Napier University
A diverse array of events and activities on the bicentenary of Frankenstein’s publication

The Frankenstein Bicentennial Project
Arizona State University

Otto Blotto – Auto Auto
Who is responsible for a death by a self-driving car? Based on Frankenstein (see pg 153)
State of Washington
YMCA Youth and Government Mock Trial

Past Events

April 2017

The 4th Life Art Science Tech Festival (LAST festival)
April 7-8, 2017
SJSU Hammer Theatre Center

The 4th LAST is being produced in collaboration with San Jose State University’s Paseo Public Prototyping Challenge and Festival.

March 2017

Creative Nonfiction Writing Contest:
Dangerous Creations: Real-life Frankenstein Stories

Deadline March 20, 2017
Click HERE for more information

February 2017

The Ecstasy of Mary Shelley
LACE Emerging Curators Program
Exhibition Dates: January 5 – February 12, 2017

Curated by Virginia Broersma, Nick Brown and Kio Griffith

Uncanny Valley
January 20 - February 12
Pear Theatre

"Uncanny valley" refers to a sense of unease experienced when an artificial image or a humanoid robot appears almost — but not 'quite' — human. Portraying a synthetic being in the process of becoming a human analogue, the play explores the question of how we are redefining what it means to be human in the 21st century.  

SF Ballet Pointes of View (POV) Lecture Series
Feb 22, 6 pm | Program 03 - Frankenstein

Litquake, the Bay Area's literary festival and San Francisco Ballet co-present Frankenstein at the Ballet: Mary Shelley and Her "Hideous Progeny." Professor Ellen Peel from the Comparative and World Literature Department at SF State reflects on the origin of Frankenstein. Shelley was often asked, 'how I, then a young girl, came to think of...so very hideous an idea,' Peel will address that question by looking at cultural and scientific forces in her day, and by considering Shelley's early life. Peel will comment on how the novel has managed to play so powerfully on our wishes and fears for two centuries, becoming a myth continually reborn in new avatars, now including a ballet.

Free and open to the public

Professor Ellen Peel's talk (audio)

September 2016

Ms. Robot (Don’t Move Until I Come Back: The Future of Frankenstein)
September 16, 2016
West Wave Dance Festival at Z Space in San Francisco

Click HERE to view the performance.

Mended Heart by Joseph Muehlbauer, permission to use granted by art owner Rex Veeder