The Symposium

About the Symposium

Inter/sections culminates in a Symposium on Friday 8 September. This is a day-long event for discussion and exchange between academia, industry and activists. Featuring keynote speakers who are experts in emerging trends in science and media, the Inter/sections Symposium creates a space to debate new ethical frameworks for emerging technologies.

The workshop Technology, Ethics and the Arts Now, run by Evelyn Wilson with guests Prof. John Sloboda (Guildhall School of Music and Drama) and Ruth Catlow (Co-Director, Furtherfield), will unpick some timely and also challenging and complex questions around how the arts are using digital technologies now and the wider political, social, ethical and indeed economic contexts in which such uses and relationships are unfolding.

Attendance is free, but booking is essential as lunch will be provided.

Register now (via Eventbrite)

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Stephen Minger

Expert in stem cell technology

Stephen is actively involved with the UK Department of Health and with the Minister for Public Health in the consultation with both Houses of Parliament that led to the passage of the Human Embryo Bill of 2009 and the inclusion of new forms of animal-human embryos within primary legislation.

Dr. Dan McQuillan

Lecturer in Creative & Social Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London

Before becoming an academic, Dan was Director of E-communications for Amnesty International, Head of Digital for Make Your Mark, and Head of Digital for Media for Development. Dan is the co-founder of Social Innovation Camp and the science & technical lead for the citizen science project Science for Change Kosovo.