The Royal Institution of Great Britain ‘The legacy of Frankenstein’ series of events (Tuesday 5 June) – Do fictional monsters reflect our reality?

‘The legacy of Frankenstein’ series of events (Tuesday 5 June) – Do fictional monsters reflect our reality?

Frankenstein’s creature is a classic example of a monster in popular culture. But what can fictional beings tell us about the hopes and fears of the society in which they were created? And what do our own demons say about the world we live in today?

Discover why creatures continue to survive in our culture, how monsters reflect gender and power dynamics and how researchers are studying brain scans of people watching films to try and decipher how our brain’s work.

(http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2018/june/public-do-fictional-monsters-reflect-reality)