CHAIRS: David Familian and Catlin Moore
LASER Talk: The New Culture of Surveillance
The fear of an Orwellian existence has made us highly suspicious of surveillance for decades, but what happens when you invite “Big Brother” into your home? Many consumers unknowingly or unconcernedly participate in complicit surveillance by corporations in exchange for convenience. What are the unintended consequences of digital utilities in the age of Siri, Alexa, and “Hey Google,” and how are we grappling with these concerns? Speakers will be recruited from the departments of Informatics and Computer Sciences and Business, as well as a selection of professional artists. A full speaker list will be published two weeks prior to the event beallcenter.uci.edu.
FREE admission and parking UCI Applied Innovation
LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) Talks is Leonardo's international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversations. LASER Talks were founded in 2008 by Bay Area LASER Chair Piero Scaruffi and are in over 30 cities around the world. To learn more about how our LASER Hosts and to visit a LASER near you please visit our website.
The mission of the LASERs is to provide the general public with a snapshot of the cultural environment of a region and to foster interdisciplinary networking.
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