Monday, January 16, 2017

Cadence Tomlinson, a Sophomore from Dallas International School, will be presenting her paper "Humanity's Innate Trepidation in the Face of Mechanical Men..." at the 2017 Frankenstein Colloquium

Cadence Tomlinson, Class of 2019
Cadence Tomlinson is a sophomore at the Dallas International School and has attended DIS since kindergarten. She is co-captain of Dallas International School's first all-female varsity basketball team, co-founder and leader of the DIS Space and Aeronautics Club, and sophomore leader of the DIS Model UN. In her free time she likes to write stories, listen to music, and play basketball outside. Cadence first became interested in Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, when she read it in her sophomore English Literature class and is thrilled to be participating in the Frankenstein Colloquium. Her essay, "Humanity’s Innate Trepidation in the Face of Mechanical Men and Humanoid Artificial Intelligence in Mary Shelley’s Novel, Frankenstein," explores the idea that the human race’s inherent fear of robots and artificially simulated life is due to our constant need to maintain our position at the top of the food chain. She argues that humanity’s immediate reaction to things we do not understand is fear. Upon graduation from DIS in 2019, Cadence hopes to enroll at the Georgia Institute of Technology to study engineering.

Cadence Tomlinson will be presenting her paper in Session B during the Third Block in a workshop called "Monsters, Mechanical Men, and the Other." The session will take place in the Upper Floor Library at 1:15pm.

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