28 May 2019
Join us for another night of entertaining talks and lively discussions about how we make technology work better for us.
Talks range from ethical considerations and the digital attention crisis to building humane tech products and individual digital wellbeing.
Our speakers, passionate about the direction technology is headed, are...
Cennydd Bowles, Author of Future Ethics
Cennydd Bowles is a London-based designer and futurist with fifteen years of experience advising clients including Twitter, Ford, Cisco, and the BBC. His focus today is the ethics of emerging technology. He has lectured on the topic at Facebook, Stanford University, and Google, and is a sought-after speaker at technology and design events worldwide. His second book, Future Ethics, was published in 2018.
Akil Benjamin, Co-founder & Head of Research at Comuzi
Akil is the co-founder & Head of Research at Comuzi, a future-focused creative innovation firm, working at the intersection of emerging technology and humans. Some of Comuzi's clients include Nike, ASOS, Uber, BBC, University of Arts London, ustwo and the NHS. In his work at Comuzi, Akil is dedicated to pushing the boundaries and challenging thought to how businesses meaningfully connect with people. His work can be found in the Comuzi Journal.
Sharmin Ahammad, Founder of Digital Cooldown
Digital Cooldown helps people have a more meaningful and intentional relationship with tech. She runs digital wellbeing workshops for individuals and organisations. She’s currently prototyping a digital wellbeing app that helps people learn about themselves and focus on what they love. She has also worked with the charity, States of Mind, to help facilitate discussions at schools on technology and mental health. She's a trained actor, documentary filmmaker, copywriter and digital marketeer. Her varied background feeds into her approach, believing in the importance of holding space for people to explore their ambivalent relationship with tech in a non-judgmental and holistic way.
18:30 – Doors open
19:00 – Intros and welcomes
19:15 – Talk #1
19:35 – Talk #2
19:55 – Talk #3
20:15 – Discussions