As human values, cultures and societies move through a period of intense change, join the University of Greenwich to explore what liberalism might mean in a post-human society at a free event on 9 October.
Fellows and guests are invited to join students and faculty members at the University of Greenwich for an panel discussion on Wednesday 9 October 18.00 – 19.30 exploring what it might mean to exist in a post-human society, and how this might affect our values and identity. Following input from the speakers detailed below, guests will be invited to discuss and share their own perspectives on selfhood in the future.
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Looking into one of the scenarios of future through, Mark O'ThomasFRSA Humanum ex Machina: Translation in the post-global, posthuman world researches at the interface between translation, adaptation and dramaturgy. He will explore the meaning and interpretation of these terms, as well as the juxtapositions in the hierarchy of social values.
Our views towards the future have already shifted our definitions of identity. Is it possible for these changes to take place in way that it is harmonious, with an honest expression of self/ves? Ghislaine Boddington FRSA explores highly topical digital issues for our living bodies, including our personal data usage, machine human integrations, transhumanism and cyborg evolutions. Her focus is on the blending of our virtual and physical bodies.
Alan Lockey, Head of the RSA Future Work Centre, will consider these themes in the context of RSA work in this area. The Centre is looking at the positive and negative impact of new technologies, mass automation of jobs, downward pressure on wages and excessive surveillance in the workplace, to equip policymakers, employers and educators with the insights to prepare today’s workers for tomorrow’s workplace.
Satinder P. Gill - works as a researcher at CMS University of Cambridge and she is an Associate Editor for AI & Society: Journal of Knowledge, Culture, and Communication. She is Investigating the processes underlying knowledge transfer and emergence in human interaction. She also focuses on the exploration of the dynamics of technologically-mediated interaction and the ethics and aesthetics of engagement.
Liberalism & Posthumanism: Can Black Mirror's San Junipero be our better future?
Wednesday 9 October, 18.00 – 19.30
University of Greenwich, Stockwell Street London SE10 9BD
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