Networked Society Symposium 2017
Melbourne School of Design
Basement lvl, Bldg 133
University of Melbourne, Vic 3010
The Networked Society Symposium showcases the breadth of research occurring at the Melbourne Networked Society Institute. It provides an opportunity to connect, engage and debate the matters essential to the networked society. The symposium also provides networking opportunities with researchers, industry, policy makers and the community. The day includes research presentations, keynote speakers, interactive demonstrations, panel discussions, and plenty of catered breaks in between.
We are proud to announce Professor Luciano Floridi as our keynote speaker. Floridi is Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at Oxford Internet Institute where he is also Director of the Digital Ethics Lab. He is best known for his foundational research on the Philosophy of Information and Information Ethics, two new research areas that he contributed to establish.
This is a free event but we do recommend registering as the event will book out.
|9:30am||Welcome - Thas Nirmalathas, Director of Melbourne Networked Society Institute|
Keynote - Professor Luciano Floridi, Director of Digital Ethics Lab at Oxford Internet Institute.
The Green and the Blue: The smart deal for a sustainable and preferable future
In the mangrove society, machine-readable data, new forms of agency and interactions are constantly evolving. The consequences of such a radical transformation are many, but one is particularly significant and rich in consequences: how should we design the mangrove society, when it comes to the relationship between the natural and the digital?
In this talk, Prof Floridi will argue that the digital blue is a great ally of the environmental green. The two work best in tandem. And if the world will enjoy a sustainable development for the environment that is also socially preferable for humanity, it will be because green and blue will have created a virtuous circle of nature and technology. It can be done. There is just no time to waste.
Urban Green Spaces
Green spaces are a valuable asset to the cities and their inhabitants. They help to regulate the urban heat island effect, provide habitat for animals, and offer open recreation spaces for the community.
Hear from our three research projects working in unison to monitor and map the value of green spaces in an urban environment. Learn how we have turned University Square into a living lab that is showing us how to design smarter cities that will create healthier and happier citizens.
|12:30pm||Lunch and poster presentations from our Doctoral Academy|
Digital Transformation of Society
How fundamental industries such as law, agriculture and architecture are changing in the digital age.
Panel - Philosophy of Technology
Networked Society Symposium concludes with a panel discussion between thought leaders around how increasing connectivity has changed us as people and how we think - both the positives and negative.
Andi Horvath (moderator), Senior Curator and Science Communicator at University of Melbourne
Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Technology at University of Oxford
Thas Nirmalathas, Director of Networked Society Institute at University of Melbourne
Belinda Barnet, Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications at Swinburne University
Jenny Waycott, Senior Lecturer in Computing and Information Systems at University of Melbourne
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