What Makes a Monster?

Nov 18 Tue
Discussion forum
4:00 pm @ USC Libraries

From vampires and werewolves to Resident Evil and The Walking Dead, we have long taken delight in the strange and monstrous. But do monsters mean the same thing in every culture? And what do they tell us about our own humanity? On Tuesday November 18, IFF Director Margaret Wertheim hosts a discussion about monsters in art, science and culture, with game designer Leonard Boyarsky (Diablo IIIFallout), USC professor and multimedia artist Charlie White and USC professor and folklore scholar Tok Thompson. The event is held in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition “What Makes A Monster” in the Treasure Room of USC’s Doheny Memorial Library. [Exhibition Dates: October 30, 2014 – May 31, 2015]