Cyborg Living: The Virtuous Cyborg Book Launch
April 19, 2018
How often do you go out without your smartphone? What’s the longest you’ve gone without the internet?
Whether you’ve noticed it or not, we have become cyborgs – human-machine hybrids. Whether it’s Facebook selling our personal data to be ‘weaponised’ by Cambridge Analytica, or Google suggesting answers to questions like “are women evil?” to people who asked for no such thing, our lives are affected by the machines we are living with. Cybernetic networks are all around us – and thinking about ‘neutral tools’ is no longer helpful. You’re already a cyborg… join us to help find out what would make a good cyborg!
Thursday 10th May 2018, 6:30 pm to 9 pm
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU - order your free tickets here!
- 6:30 pm Are You A Good Cyborg?
Game designer and philosopher Chris Bateman takes us on a journey through the strange world we now live in, asking what the good life might look like for us cyborgs.
- 7:30 pm Cyborg Living Panel
Lively debate about our relationship with technology, the internet, robots, and machines.
A special night as part of of Justin Robertson’s “It’s Alive!” Exhibition, and Book Launch Event for Chris Bateman’s new book The Virtuous Cyborg, from Squint Books. Order your free tickets here!
congrats, will the event be recorded?
Posted by: dmf | April 19, 2018 at 09:12 PM
Would love to have it recorded, but I don't have any budget for it so I'd need to find a volunteer. No idea how practical that would be!
Thanks for taking an interest,
Posted by: Chris | April 20, 2018 at 07:03 AM
I imagine someone will have a device capable of recording at the cyborg event.
grist for the mill:
Posted by: dmf | April 25, 2018 at 12:54 AM
Wow, you watch a lot of videos dmf! :) I need to see if there's an autotranscriber for PooTube - that's something I could get a lot of value out of.
Thanks for the link!
Posted by: Chris | April 25, 2018 at 06:19 AM