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 with Babette Babich (philosopher at Fordham University, New York), Chris Bateman (award-winning game designer and cyberethicist), Kate Devlin (lecturer at Goldsmith and expert on AI, ‘sex robots’, and technological change), and Todd Swift (poet-in-residence at Pembroke College, Cambridge University).
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.
~ Ladybird Live: Rhyme and Rave ~Sun 19th May 2019 2:00pm
~ FREE UKULELE CLASSES – EVERY MONDAY 7PM! ~Mon 20th May 2019 7:00pm
~ Stealth ~Tue 21st May 2019 7:30pm
~ Mild Orange ~Thu 23rd May 2019 8:00pm
~ BUFFALO BOOGIE – EVERY FRIDAY / FREE ENTRY / FREE CHICKEN! ~Fri 24th May 2019 8:00pm
~ Get Busy - Dancehall, Afrobeats & Soca ~Sat 25th May 2019 9:00pm
~ Hip Hop Karaoke ~Sun 26th May 2019 8:00pm
~ FREE UKULELE CLASSES – EVERY MONDAY 7PM! ~Mon 27th May 2019 7:00pm
~ ALI3NHEAD + HEN$HAW ~Mon 27th May 2019 8:00pm
~ Microwave ~Tue 28th May 2019 7:30pm