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מליסה קולמן - Melissa Coleman : הפוליטיקה של הטכנולוגיה הלבישה

(26.3.2015, 13:00, אודיטוריום 222, קמפוס בצלאל בהר הצופים, )

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ההרצאה ביום ה', 26.3.2015 בשעה 13:00 באודיטוריום 222, קמפוס בצלאל בהר הצופים

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 Melissa Coleman - The politics of wearable technology

The conversation around technological innovation is largely optimistic. New technology will make our lives easier, more productive and more fun. And although we sometimes fear what happens to our personal information in big data software, we rarely push ourselves to investigate further as the only viable option open to us seems to be to opt out - and potentially being left behind as society marches on. What politics drive innovation? Is technology really serving you - or are you serving it? What are the implications when our digital public spaces are constantly monitored and owned by a private company? And is the technology inclusive, or is it leaving people behind? These questions can be asked about any new technology, but they become especially relevant when the technology is located on the body, captures highly intimate data and is expected to be ‘on’ everyday and all the time.

Can we design wearable technology to be more ethical? What ideals about the world should a new wearable technology convey? How can wearable technologies empower us? Whilst the influence of technology and tech companies on our lives increases, simultaneously the creation of new hardware is now easier than it has ever been. Artists, designers, hackers, students and makers -people who function outside of the commercial capitalist systems- are becoming more critical and are offering alternative ideas about what functions the upcoming wave of wearable technology should provide. In this talk Melissa Coleman will look at voices of dissent in wearable technology and investigate strategies for being critical of technology through art and design.