Digital Innovation at Goldsmiths, University of London

Ben Hammersley - Technology, Culture, and Your Life as a Cyborg

From 7:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Wednesday 5th December, 2012

What technology wants, what people want, what the city wants, and why they're not the same.

6pm-7:30pm on Wednesday, 5 December, 2012 

Ben Pimlott Building Lecture Hall, Goldsmiths, University of London

Ben Hammersley is the inaugural 'Innovator-in-Residence' in CAST for the 2012/13 academic year.

Ben Hammersley is a British writer and technologist, specializing in the effects of the internet and ubiquitous digital network on the worldʼs political, cultural and social spheres. He now enjoys international career as a speaker, explaining complex technological and sociological topics to lay audiences, and as a high-level advisor on these matters to governments and business. He is the British Prime Minister's Ambassador to TechCity, London's Internet Sector; Innovator in Residence at the Centre for Creative and Social Technologies at Goldsmiths, University of London; A non- resident fellow of the 21st Century Defense Initiative at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C; Senior Fellow at the Royal College of Defence Studies, London; A member of the European Commission High Level Group on Media Freedom; A fellow of the European Policy Centre

in Brussels, and Editor-at-Large of the UK edition of WIRED magazine. His latest book, his fifth, "64 Things You Need to Know Now For Then" is published internationally.

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