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The Tendency of Utopia to Disappoint: Digital technologies and Future Hopes

Speaker: Caroline Bassett, Professor of Media Communications, University of Sussex

Technologies often deliver utopian visions - but not in ways that were expected or hoped for. Digital media delivered communicational abundance, but gave it to us in the form of social media babble, for instance. Decades of digital innovation have produced disillusionment as well as excitement. And yet digital technologies continue to spark visions of what radically new - and better - ways of living might look like. This lecture explores the connections between digital media technologies and future hopes - and asks what it would mean be differently ambitious for a computational future.

Fulton A Lecture Theatre
Fulton Building
University of Sussex
Refectory Rd
Brighton BN1

This is a free, open lecture – everyone is welcome, but numbers are limited so please reserve your place.

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