Science & Technology
It’s true that the re:publica is a society conference – and, because of that, it engages with concepts, “analogue software” and politics a great deal. But we are just as interested in infrastructures and hardware. Rants against invasive ad trackers, for fibre-optic cables and on the irresponsible handling of 0Days are just as welcome as the logbooks from labs, think tanks and universities. Are you a technology anthropologist, a psychologist, a cybersecurity researcher, a historian, a neurobiologist, a sociologist (a, a...) and want to open up your research and allow it to make a broader impact? It doesn’t always have to be a science slam, but: we want to hear from you!
- Science & Technology-A meet up for anyone interested in learning more about getting into making and the maker movement. A chance to talk to fellow makers, who are hobbyist and pros.
- Science & Technology-The graduate project from Imperial College and the Royal College of Art explores the challenges of communication and social interaction with drones. It illustrates several ideas for drone programming, covering gesture control, emotion recognition and coding intent.
- Science & Technology-Discover the tools, methods and techniques Turkish citizens have pioneered to detect internet controls, shutdowns and blackouts during national emergencies. Turkey Blocks is Turkey's leading digital rights and internet shutdown observatory, recipient of the 2017 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award.
- Science & Technology-In our midst already we have a cyborg activist who can hear colour through an antenna, a cyborg artist who can sense earthquakes, and a cyborg filmmaker with a wireless video camera for an eye, amongst many others. As part of the growing support for techno-progressive and transhumanist trends, such as the biohacking, biopunks and grinders, more people are augmenting their bodies by DIY methods. Add these developments to the progress made in traditional prosthetics and the trend towards wearable technology, and we realise cyborgs are becoming part of everyday life. What on earth does this mean for our societal and legal norms?