What happens when geeks go camping?

iPad Portrait of Howard Rheingold at Work in His Garden: "Welcome to My World" by David Newman

In her session at FutureEverthing 2011, Professor Sue Thomas talked to us about her fascinating paper, When geeks go camping – finding California in cyberspace, which explores the relationship between nature, the outdoors and technological development. So, before you read any further, pack away that image of the speccy young geek, hiding away in his … Continue reading

Let’s make friends with the robots

Let's make friends

In his session Where the robots work, James Bridle led a provocative and inspiring talk about the role of robots in today’s society, and why he thinks we should make friends with them – sooner rather than later. The proposition at the heart of James’ talk was the idea that for centuries we’ve built our … Continue reading