Digital Resistance: A Global Journey in Human Augmentation

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12 Jul 2017

9.30am to 7.30pm

​If you are UAL staff and/or student, please book your tickets here

If you are non-UAL affliated, please book your tickets here.

Hosted by the Digital Anthropology Lab (DALab), London College of Fashion, UAL, Digital Resistance is a one day symposium bringing together artists, digital researchers, fashion designers, robotics experts, material science engineers, and global entrepreneurs to explore emerging themes of digital materiality and technology-augmented lived experiences. This year’s event will focus on digital contexts of cross-disciplinary, global design from western and non-western perspectives. This second DALab symposium has been developed in association with the Global Disability Innovation Hub Summit at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on the 13th and 14th of July. London College of Fashion is a co-founder of the GDI Hub in collaboration with Stratford partners including University College London, Loughborough London, Sadler’s Wells and the V&A.
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:

Dr. Mugendi M’Rithaa –  President of World Design Organisation and Curator of Design Indaba Expo
Bart Hess – Artist and creator of Future Bodies -
James Turing – Director and Founder - Turing Trust
Alexa Pollman – Founder of Peut-Porter and Wearable Futures MA lead - Ravensbourne University
Pete Trainor – Founder and Director of Human Focused Digital - Nexus CX
Dr. Bruna Petreca – Post doctorate researcher - Materials Experience Lab TU Delft
Lenny Naar – Prescribe Design Founder and Design Strategist – Helix Centre - Imperial College / RCA
Ben Fehnert – Co-founder and Director - Ctrl Group
Cher Potter – Senior Research Fellow, Design Futures - London College of Fashion
Kat Thiel – designer at Peut-Porter Collective
Matt Tusz – Co-founder and Director – Magnitude Innovations 
Please note free tickets are available to UAL staff and students only - you will be required to show ID on the day.

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.

This event is supported by The Refinery.