A day of ideas, art, experiments and workshops exposing the unseen currents of the Internet of Things.
As computing dissolves into the everyday, we find ourselves surrounded by millions of connected, intelligent objects. Scattered throughout the city, a bin, lamppost or coffee cup can be a computing device, a sensor or actuator. With our increasingly intelligent urban infrastructures, with the emergence of AI and embedded intelligence, computing has become ubiquitous and unseen. Invisible agents monitor and influence our lives, largely unexamined and unchecked.
Future Sessions: Trust in invisible agents is a unique day of conference and art events created by FutureEverything, featuring discussions, performance and workshops open to the public.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino (Design Swarm)
- Usman Haque (Umbrellium)
- Ben Cerveny (The Foundation for Public Code)
- Mara Balestrini (Ideas for Change)
- John Davies (BT)
- Tobias Revell (Strange Telemetry / LCC)
Plus art commissions and in conversations with FAULT LINES artists Ling Tan, Naho Matsuda and Kasia Molga.
Taking place at the Bright Building, Manchester Science Park’s brand new state-of-the-art workplace, Future Sessions is the culmination of Every Thing is Connected. This three-day ‘conference-as-lab’, which FutureEverything is delivering on behalf of Manchester City Council, will share the findings from local and international Smart City projects through hands-on demonstrations, discussions, networking and art installations.
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