Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Virtuous Cyborg

In London's Shoreditch district, Hoxton Square with
the very interesting Kate Devlin, the author himself, Chris Bateman, and Babette Babich (Fordham + a wee bit of jetlag)

On Chris Bateman's new book:  The Virtuous Cyborg -- out now!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Cyborg Living: The Virtuous Cyborg London Book Launch 10 May 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!
  • 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!