Monday, April 9, 2012

Inventing Iron Man: the Possibility of a Human Machine

If you have ever wondered how Tony Stark, Iron Man, accelerates and decelerates in a metal suit without turning himself into a bruised puddle of protoplasm under massive G-forces, E. Paul Zehr’s “Inventing Iron Man: The Possibility of a Human Machine” is for you.

Zehr, neuroscience and kinesiology professor and author of “Becoming Batman,” examines existing and emerging technologies which might develop into Iron Man’s suit and their implications for the human-machine interface.

Whether or not Stan Lee’s classic strips fired your youthful imagination (guilty!), Zehr’s creative inquiry points to new costs coming along with new tools.

~Joseph Chmura

Assistant Director for Access Services

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