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June 13, 2017

Foyles, Charing Cross Rd

Radical Technologies: Adam Greenfield and Saskia Sassen

Autonomous drones, driverless cars, 3d printing, smartphones: these radical technologies are changing our lives at bewildering speed. What do they mean for our future?

Autonomous drones, driverless cars, 3d printing, bitcoin, smartphones: these radical technologies shape our perceptions, condition the choices available to us, influence how we move through our cities, and remake our experience of space and time.

How did these things come to be? What (and whose) values do they reproduce? What kinds of choices do they present us with?

Join us for this event at Foyles (Charing Cross Rd) where leading urban and technology thinker, Adam Greenfield, will be discussing the topics covered in his new book, Radical Technologies with author Saskia Sassen. The event with be chaired by Leo Hollis, author and editor.

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Venue: The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road.

About the speakers:

Saskia Sassen's research and writing focuses on globalization (including social, economic and political dimensions), immigration, global cities (including cities and terrorism), the new networked technologies, and changes within the liberal state that result from current transnational conditions. Her books include The Mobility of Labor and CapitalThe Global City and Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages.

Adam Greenfield: Previously a rock critic, bike messenger and psychological operations specialist in the US Army, 
Adam Greenfield spent over a decade working in the design and development of networked digital information technologies, as lead information architect for the Tokyo office of internet services consultancy Razorfish, Independent User-Experience Designer and Head of Design Direction for Service and User-Interface Design at Nokia headquarters in Helsinki.

Selected in 2013 as Senior Urban Fellow at the LSE Cities centre of the London School of Economics, he has taught in the Urban Design program of the Bartlett, University College London, and in New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. His books include Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous ComputingUrban Computing and Its Discontents, and the bestselling Against the Smart City. 

Leo Hollis is the author of books on London and Paris, including The Phoenix: St Paul's Cathedral And The Men Who Made Modern London. He most recent work is Cities Are Good For You: The Genius of the Metropolis. He is Adam's editor at Verso Books.

7.00pm – 8.00pm

Foyles, Charing Cross Rd

The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road
London, United Kingdom

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