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Radical Technologies - with Adam Greenfield

V2_ is proud to partner with De Dépendance for a lecture and public debate on leading technology thinker Adam Greenfield's latest book 'Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life'. The evening will take place at Roodkapje Rotterdam.

25
 
Oct 2018
 
20:00 to 22:00
location: Roodkapje (Delftseplein 39, Rotterdam)

The lecture by Adam Greenfield will be followed by replies from writer and philosopher Miriam Rasch (Institute of Network Cultures) and design researcher Tamar Shafrir (Het Nieuwe Instituut, Space Caviar). 

Radical Technologies

 

Everywhere we turn, a startling new device promises to transfigure our lives. But at what cost? In Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life leading technology thinker Adam Greenfield offers us an urgent and revelatory excavation of our Information Age and forces us to reconsider our relationship with the networked objects, services and spaces that define us. It is time to re-evaluate the Silicon Valley consensus determining the future. 

We already depend on the smartphone to navigate every aspect of our existence. We're told that innovations – from augmented-reality interfaces and virtual assistants to autonomous delivery drones and self-driving cars – will make life easier, more convenient and more productive. 3D printing promises unprecedented control over the form and distribution of matter, while the blockchain stands to revolutionize everything from the recording and exchange of value to the way we organize the mundane realities of the day to day. And, all the while, fiendishly complex algorithms are operating quietly in the background, reshaping the economy, transforming the fundamental terms of our politics and even redefining what it means to be human.

Having successfully colonized everyday life, these radical technologies are now conditioning the choices available to us in the years to come. How do they work? What challenges do they present to us, as individuals and societies? Who benefits from their adoption? In answering these questions, Greenfield clarifies the scale and nature of the crisis we now confront — and offers ways to reclaim our stake in the future.

Practical information

 

The evening takes place at Roodkapje (Delftseplein 39, Rotterdam) and will start at 20.00h (doors: 19.00h). Get your tickets here.

More Information

 

Click here to read more about Adam Greenfield, Miriam Rasch and Tamar Shafrir.

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