Human Futures conference programme (2008.10.30, Liverpool)


Find below the full Programme for 30 October, 2008, FACT, Liverpool, UK. Book Tickets

And, via a presentation I gave last week, a sense of the book's visual content:

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10.00-10.15    Why Human Futures? Mike Stubbs

10.15-11.45    Envisioning the Future,

Chair: Steve Fuller

10.15-10.40    An Ethics of the Unknown, Russell Blackford    AUS 10.40-11.05 Notes Towards the History of the Present, Norman M Klein    USA 11.05-11.45    Questions & Answers, Discussion

11.45-12.15 Tea and Coffee

12.15-13.45    Designs on the Future,

Chair: Andy Miah

1215-12.45    Design for Debate, Fiona Raby    UK 12.45-13.00    Enhanced Humans as Super-Organisms, Michael Burton     UK 13.00-13.15    Natural Kingdoms and the Post-Biological World, Revital Cohen    UK 13.15-13.45    Questions & Answers

13.45-14.45 Lunch & ISEA 2009 Meeting

14.45-15.45    Life after death in the 21st century,

Chair: Ernest Edmonds    UK

14.45-15.05    Mission Eternity, etoy.CORPORATION    SWITZ 15.05-15.45    Discussants: Paul Brown, Linda Candy    UK

15.45-16.45    Unsustainable Futures? FACT in 2009 ,

Chair: Nicola Triscott

15.45-15.55    Overiew & Summary, Nicola Triscott    UK

Rapporteurs: 15.55-16.05    Steve Fuller 16.05-16.15    Ernest Edmonds 16.15-16.25    Nigel Cameron 16.25-16.45    Laura Sillars

17.15-18.30    Book Launch Reception, Speeches & Signings

Mike Stubbs - Human Futures: The Programme

Andy Miah   - Human Futures: The Book

Related Events Also taking place in Liverpool that day is the Long Night of the Biennial, an evening of cultural activities running from 8pm-12am. The following day sees the start of the BBC’s Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival, which is also at FACT. If you’ve not had a chance to get to Liverpool during its year as European Capital of Culture, this could be your time.