In this opening presentation, Eva Pascoe will explore the history of the internet and the core values present at its inception. We'll learn how it’s evolved, where it's going, and what this means for us at a societal, economic and global level.
During this panel, Dr. Carsten Sørensen will discuss the social impact of the quantified self, and what this means for future business innovation. Chris Baraniuk will explore the rise of benevolent deception and what agency means in relation to persuasive technologies.
We all know that our technologies can distract us, fragment our attention, and divert us away from things that bring us deep satisfaction; but they can also help us grow and develop as humans, and enable us to lead more fulfilling lives. In this talk Dr. Lawrence Ampofo, Founder of the Digital Mindfulness conference, will explore how we can use and develop tools that will increase our well-being.
Following the success of his recent book, The Dark Net, Jamie Bartlett will be revealing the hidden underworld that stretches from popular social media sites to the most secretive corners of the encrypted web.
From strange subcultures and taboos to web-camming and guns-for-hire, this session will explore the darker sides of human nature that lurk just beneath the surface of the web as we know it.
From pornography and hookup apps to teledildonics, this is going to be an exciting, no-holds-barred panel discussion exploring how tech has gamified, commoditised and influenced sex and relationships, for better and worse.
Knowledge is only valuable if it's applied, and with 200 of the brightest brains in the room, we'd be remiss if we didn't put them to good use. In this interactive session, you'll be invited to take part in an experiment to explore how we can harness technology for good...
In this closing talk, founder and web psychologist Nathalie Nahai will explore the central question, "Is our technology influencing our behaviour in a way that serves us?" We'll discuss what it might mean to put human values at the centre of tech design, and what we can do to start shaping our technology so that it serves, rather than enslaves, us.
Ever wondered what your phone gets up to when you’re not looking?
In this revealing show, you'll be taken down the rabbit hole and inside the hidden communications of a gadget you probably thought was on your side.