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Digital X - Public Debates 2019

Hosted by the Consul of the Madrid IT & New Technologies Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Tue 19 Feb 12:30 - 14:20

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Please note this event is not hosted by InterNations, will be in English and attendance requires (free) registration at the link below.

I will be unable to attend personally due to work commitments so am posting it an an opportunity for members to go together.


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"Professor Negroponte points out: ‘all things digital are simultaneously local and global, large and small, inside and outside of any given boundary. The digital world is not crisp. It is porous and diffuse. It brings together previously separate worlds, like those of discovery, invention and expression. It does that because it has become the DNA of each. The natural world and the artificial world are becoming the same. Change will happen very rapidly. Fasten your seatbelts.’

The Digital X Public Debates will be developed in two blocks. Each block will consist of keynotes and a subsequent debate between the three speakers followed by a questions and answers session.

With the participation of several practitioners working in different fields interrelated with the digital world, including Amber Case, Co-founder of CyborgCamp, Cambridge, MA, USA; W. Daniel Hillis, Co-founder of Thinking Machines Corporation and of Applied Invention, Cambridge, MA, USA; Mary Lou Jepsen, Founder of Openwater, San Francisco, CA, USA; David Moinina Sengeh, Chief Innovation Officer at the Government of Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone and Ben Vickers, Chief Technology Officer at the Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

Tim Stonor, Managing Director of Space Syntax, London, UK, and part of the Advisory Board of the Norman Foster Foundation, will chair the debates."