Oct 31, 2012
In the last IxDA Munich meeting of the year we are going to show a 40 minutes video recorded at Adaptive Path’s UX Week by Jaron Lanier. The video will be followed up by an open debate and discussion.
A Renaissance Man for the 21st century, Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist, composer, visual artist, and author who writes on numerous topics, including high-technology business, the social impact of technology, the philosophy of consciousness and information, Internet politics, and the future of humanism.
Informed by Lanier’s experience and expertise as a computer scientist, You Are Not a Gadget discusses the technical and cultural problems that have unwittingly risen from programming choices—such as the nature of user identity—that were “locked-in” at the birth of digital media and considers what a future based on current design philosophies will bring. With the proliferation of social networks, cloud-based data storage systems, and Web 2.0 designs that elevate the “wisdom” of mobs and computer algorithms over the intelligence and wisdom of individuals, his message has never been more urgent.
When and Where?
When? Monday, December 10th, 2012. 19:00. Import IxDA Munich Calendar
Where? Department of Design, Hochschule München, Infanteriestraße 14, 80797 München, Room M202a (2nd. Floor). Map
Registration: on XING (registration not needed but appreciated)
Special thanks to Hochschule München for hosting this event and for providing drinks.Tweet