Digital Resistance: A Global Journey in Human Augmentation

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12 Jul 2017

9.30am to 7.30pm



Digital Resistance is a one-day symposium conference hosted by the Digital Anthropology Lab (DALab) at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. This bi-annual event builds on the launch of the DALab in 2015 and will seek to develop a new area of enquiry for future thinking in digital. The agenda will focus on celebrating diverse approaches to digital application for the human experience through a fashion lens.

Digital Resistance brings artist practitioners, robotics engineers, dance producers, scientists and digital anthropologists together to explore emerging themes of digital materiality and experience of non-linear human form. The event will focus on the context of design across multiple global geographies and from a western and non-western perspective. 

This conference is organized around four key themes:

Future prosthetics - the future human body is being designed with new digital design tools, new materials and advanced production technologies

New material memories - impact of new technologies and materials on how we behave and make meaning of the physical and digital world around us

Global design resilience – design constraints in western and non-western societies are giving birth new ways of working and new innovations

Data dystopia – impact of the data from the “body” on the way people behave and live in the future


Speakers will include:

James Turing - Conference Chair, Turing Trust

Bart Hess - barthess.nl

Dr. Mugendi M’rithaa - Curator Design Indaba Expo, Researcher at Cape Penninsula University of Technology, South Africa

Cher Potter - Senior Research Fellow, Design Futures, London College of Fashion

+ other special guests


Don't forget to check out the upcoming Disability Innovation Summit, taking place in London on 13th and 14th July. Join global experts, practitioners, academics, community members and innovators to explore the latest technologies, research, products and experiences. Register for tickets here.