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Futures Thinking Conference

Tuesday 1 October 2019 08:30
Add to Calendar 2019-10-01T07:30:002019-10-01T07:30:00 Futures Thinking ConferenceThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Speakers
Marcus du Sautoy and Molly Flatt; conference presenters, panelists etc.
Cluster
Digital Research
Event type
Conference
Booking Required
Required
Disabled access
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Futures Thinking team
Contact email
futuresthinking@torch.ox.ac.uk

Futures Thinking is a TORCH research network that uses Humanities methodologies to think through future-oriented technologies and concerns. This conference seeks to explore the future of reading and narrative in relation to how questions of inequality, bias in programming and developing technologies are changing the way that human beings create and interact with narrative and the self. We are interested in how reading and technology can be understood as acts of futurity, bringing the future into the user/reader’s present, and in doing so opening up some futures while closing off others. From a fundamentally interdisciplinary network, this conference brings together computer scientists and narrative theorists, philosophers and mathematicians, artists and social scientists, so as to collapse the perceived boundaries in disciplinary interests.