Hybrid Talks XVII & Showcase “Human-Technology Interaction”

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Thursday, May 7, 2015
Showcase: 5 p.m.
Hybrid Talks: 6 p.m.

Hybrid Lab, TU Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 145, Room EB 326

A limited number of seats, without reservation. Thank you for your understanding.

The wave of technical innovation and widespread digitization has only permeated our lives for a few short decades. However, this development has already greatly intensified the interaction between people and machines, equipment and technologies. The interfaces between technology and people are becoming ever easier, more intuitive, barrier-free. The trend is for devices not only to become more user-friendly but to also get ever smaller and less noticeable. In this tight interplay, constantly boasting new features, technology also affects how people perceive, act and feel. Thus technology is getting ever closer to people. An end to this development is nowhere in sight – we are well on the way towards complete connection and fusion between technoids and humans.

In the next Hybrid Talks, the speakers will present varied perspectives on the interaction between people and technology. The talks come right from the fields of interaction design, medical technology, technological history, philosophy as well as robotics, social sciences and computer science. We promise rich insights into a topic that affects every one of us.

There will be contributions by:

Please note that these talks will be hold in German

In addition to the talks, we will present a "Showcase". This exhibition contains work in progress of current prototyping methods and certain prototypes themselves, developed by the project team of “Rethinking Prototyping”. In an exemplary manner and for their respective research, both methods and prototypes illustrate the significance of the interplay of humans and technology. The "Showcase" offers the possibility to experience them on site.

The Hybrid Talks aim at promoting mutual inspiration and networking. Representatives of different disciplines meet and elaborate in short presentations of ten to twelve minutes on a topic from their point of view. After the presentations, the participants will have the possibility to talk about and exchange ideas beyond their usual disciplines.

In cooperation with “Rethinking Prototyping”, funded by Einstein Foundation Berlin. 


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