Technology is the New Magic (Restless Futures)

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Attending this event on Friday…

15 May 2015

10:00 to 18:00

Location:

Lecture Theatre E002

Central Saint Martins, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, King’s Cross

N1C 4AA

Magic and technology are inextricably linked. Technology enchants us. Even more so in its current digital form. We are under a collective spell, or are we? How do we make sense of the omnipresence of digital technologies? What are the design narratives manifest in our constant interaction with digital devices? Technology is the New Magic is a one-day symposium exploring the relationship between magic and technologies and the digital enchantment that permeates contemporary culture.

Speakers

Jussi Parikka Professor of Technological Culture and Aesthetics. Winchester School of Art – University of Southampton

Stuart Nolan Magician & Technologist

Phil Van Allen Professor of Interaction Design Art Centre Pasadena

Ken Hollings  Writer Lecturer and Broadcaster

Simon Hollington Artist and Curator

Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu Architect and Digital Storyteller

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Club Critical Theory

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Great turn out last night. One of the best debates so far I think. Certainly heated at times The fact that we were still there when the pub closed…. Thanks to all of you (old and new faces) who managed to get off Facebook for a moment and engage face to face with some really important issues. Jeremy Gilbert was excellent.

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If you’re in the UK why not spend this Bank Holiday weekend in UKIP-on-Sea?

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If you’re in the UK why not spend this Bank Holiday weekend in UKIP-on-Sea?
UKIP
The showman has been in town…
UKIPOn_Canvey
Pulling in the desiring crowds
WTF!
Well, we’re hoping that an alternative voice in Essex can be heard amid the din of far right populism…

Where is the Common Ground? Making Local Activism Work in Southend
3rd May, 2015 at 8pm
Free entry
Upstairs at the Railway Hotel, Southend-on-Sea
http://www.railwayhotelsouthend.co.uk/

The General Election on May 7th is occurring against a backdrop of relentless austerity, food poverty, tax evasion and scapegoating of groups without access to the mainstream media that marginalizes them.

Is there an alternative to this politics of despair, and if so, is collective activism the answer? Is Essex man Russell Brand right when he tells us that the system is broken and what we accept as ‘common sense’ has been imposed on us? On one hand, events in Greece and…

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