20/10/17-21/11/17 - 'Care and Machines: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Caring Relationships with Technologies'
The first conference to be hosted by the Living with and Loving Machines LTI project, this event will bring together academics and industries working with technologies to explore how issues of 'care' are involved with our designs and uses of various machines. More details are available on the conference website.
15/9/16-17/9/16 - 'Relation, Vulnerability, Love' - KU University, Leuven
Presentation of paper entitled 'Self-Help for Cyborgs: What are the Merits and Challenges of Hybridity as a Model for 21st-Century Theological Anthropology?' The paper explored what it means to say that we are hybrid beings as a result of deep technological and ontological fusions, and how this might help us to rethink our other taxonomical categorisations.
27/10/16 - 'Are you a cyborg?' - Manchester Cathedral
Interactive session to coincide with Manchester Science Festival 2016, and Manchester as European City of Science 2016. Discussion of sci-fi cyborgs and how we might reflect on them, including a personality-style quiz to facilitate interrogation of how technologies are used and perceived in our own everyday lives. Reference to the significance of theology in these discussions, as part of research that developed from doctoral study.
16/11/16-18/11/16 - 'Technology and Knowledge, Mediatioon, and Transcendence' - University of Twente
Presentation of paper exploring hybridity and what it means to think about ourselves and the concept of 'humanness' in terms of an inseparability from technologies.