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CyborgCamp MIT Wrapup
Thanks to everyone for attending CyborgCamp at MIT Media Lab! We had a full room of people and a lot of great sessions. From Networked Mortality to hacking gender, quantified life to time collapse, there were plenty of interesting discussions for everyone.
3rd Floor Atrium of the MIT Media Lab was a great venue for the event.
Session on Networked Mortality Data and Death. Where does our data go when we die? Photo by Ben Werd.
CyborgCamp attendees take a break to build new architecture out of Legos in the Media Lab atrium.
Attendees add to and check out the unconference grid at CyborgCamp.
One of the Unconference sessions at CyborgCamp.
Deb Chachra gives an engaging and informative talk on Grinding and Citizen Science as part of the CyborgCamp morning session.
Another unconference session at CyborgCamp.
Chris Dancy gives a keynote on quantified life.
CyborgCamp participant Tantek Çelik computes through cyborg glasses while listening to an unconference session.
CyborgCamp organizers Willow Brugh and Amber Case close the conference.
CyborgCamp at MIT Media Lab is tomorrow morning!
CyborgCamp is a hybrid conference/unconference taking place from 09:00 to 18:00 on October 10th, 2014. The majority of the conference will be created and scheduled by you!
Pre-Event Thursday Night Social
Meet other CyborgCamp attendees at Mead Hall in Kendall Square! We’ll have a cash bar and lots of interesting people to talk to. Make sure to RSVP for the event!
Date: Thursday, Oct 9, 2014, 8-11p.
Address: Mead Hall 4 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142
Directions to the Venue
MIT Media Lab is located at 75 Amherst St., (corner of Ames and Amherst). Google Maps and Eventbrite seem to think it’s elsewhere. Don’t listen to the robot if it tells you to go elsewhere – it’s testing you for the robot uprising. ￼
Via the T
Disembark at the Kendall MIT stop on the Red Line. If your pre-Kendall stop is Central, be on the last train car, go up the stairs, to the tee in the road, look right. That big shiny aluminum and glass building is the Media Lab. If your pre-Kendall stop is Charles MGH, be at the front of the train, cross the street (you should have the MIT bookstore on your left), go to the end of that road, and look right.
Bike Racks are prolific. You’ll be fine.
Parking is sparse. It’s best to park at a distant T stop and take transit in, but if you need to drive, there are pay-to-park lots super close to the Media Lab.
CyborgCamp will be held in the 3rd floor atrium.
Come up two flights of stairs, or use the elevator.
Main Event Schedule
09:00 Doors and registration.
Coffee and breakfast from Clover (light vegetarian fare)
09:45 Conference begins.
Conference introduction and three featured talks. You can take a look at the scheduled speakers here http://cyborgcamp.com/schedule-2014
Invite your friends to join in on the livestream starting at 9am EST Oct 10, 2014 at http://cyborgcamp.com/livestream/. Note that only sessions in the main hall will automatically be streamed.
11:40 Unconference session planning
The rest of the conference is in the hands of you, the attendees! We’ll go over the idea of an unconference and allow plenty of time for unconference schedulding. Please come with an idea of what you’d like discussed, either to lead or contribute. You’ll be able to write down your session idea and put it on the board.
13:00 Unconference sessions begin
Screens and whiteboards will be available in each breakout session in rooms 493, 393 and 370. It’s encouraged that people in the breakout groups create a video stream for remote participants, and link to it on the relevant session page.
17:20 Conference closing and wrap-up.
18:00 Conference ends!
Discuss across sessions and with remote participants via the CyborgCamp livestream page or at #cyborgcamp on irc.freenode.net!
We’ll have etherpads ready for attendees to take notes on. You’ll be able to get to one for each session from the CyborgCamp schedule page on the day of the event.
MIT Guest is an open, speedy network. No hoops here.
CyborgCamp presentations and unconference sessions in the main atrium will be livestreamed, and many images will be taken of the event. If you prefer to not be photographed, please reach out to the organizers to make arrangements (which can be done anonymously).
Reach out to either @willowbl00 or @caseorganic on Twitter. Livestream questions? Contact @aaronpk.
Speaker Announcement: Deb Chachra!
Exciting news! Deb Chachra will be speaking at CyborgCamp MIT!
Grinding as Citizen Science
In this talk, Chachra will talk about some of the commonalities and differences between implanting and testing medical implants for commercial use and for individual use. She’ll cover some of the basics of biomedical materials, and some principles that grinders could use in planning and describing their experiences in order to help build a shared body of knowledge in the community.
About Deb Chachra
Debbie Chachra is an Associate Professor of Materials Science at Olin College of Engineering, outside Boston. Her research and teaching interests include biological materials, materials for implants, and design. Her favourite molecule is collagen. You can follow her on Twitter @debcha!
CyborgCamp hits MIT Media Lab on Oct 10, 2014!
At long last, we’ll be hosting CyborgCamp at MIT Media Lab all day on Oct 10, 2014! Join us for a full day’s discussion on the future of humans and technology!
What is CyborgCamp?
CyborgCamp is an unconference about the future of the relationship between humans and technology. We will discuss topics such as futures of identity, privacy, surveillance, hardware to wetware, drones, 3D printing, cyberpunk, human augmentation, constructed reality, the second self, ethics, robot rights, sexuality, urban design, and anthropology.
Join us October 10 from 09:00 to 18:00 (6p) on the 3rd floor of the MIT Media Lab for a one-day unconference on the future of humanity and technology! This is the very first CyborgCamp at MIT Media Lab and one of many CyborgCamp events.
RSVP on Facebook
Scholarship Tickets for Students
CyborgCamp aims to be an affordable unconference, but we also aim to provide a number of scholarship tickets to current students. To apply for free conference admission, please fill out the form here: CyborgCamp MIT 2014 Scholarship Application Form.