ITP Camp 2021

*NEW TIME* Topics in Tech: Discussion - "Utopia/Dystopia" - society + tech

Session Leaders: Vidisha

Tags: #itp #creative tech #discussion

Created By: Vidisha

Weekly discussion - For those in need of a little break from MAKING, and who want to discuss and think about the technology we are making in the context in the world we live in!

The terms utopia and dystopia are often used in discussions on tech, but what do they really mean? We'll be talking about China as a case study to look at the terms, as China's evolving landscape is always described as one or the other.

Once we figure out what these terms even mean... we'll discuss questions like, are tech utopias and dystopias subjective or objective? To what extent are we as makers responsible for considering these questions when we create?

Open to everyone! If you're keen to learn some brand new terms and theoretical concepts that makers grapple with, or if you already have extensive thoughts on the concept and want to share and bounce ideas, or if you just want to listen and absorb.

I'll be introducing the topic and terms so everyone is on the same page, but then it's just a discussion!!! :)

NOTE - try find time to watch this 10 minute video in advance, as it would be great to discuss this: