Prof Luciano Floridi keynote speech at NSS17
Networked Society Institute was honoured to have Professor Luciano Floridi of University of Oxford deliver the keynote speech at its annual symposium in 2017. Attendees gave enthusiastic, positive feedback about Floridi's talk which mixed philosophy, technology, and sustainability as its key themes.
The keynote was titled 'The Green and The Blue: The smart deal for a sustainable and preferable future'. It presented overviews to some of Floridi's notable works including the Fourth Revolution and looked to the future, asking questions about the sustainability of our increasingly connecting way of living. It gave deep philosophical insight into the role of humans in an increasingly connected world that exists in a universe we no longer see as human-centred.
Although it deals with heavy topics, Floridi has peppered his talk with humour, Shakespeare quotes, and engaging visuals.
You can listen to The Green and The Blue as a podcast on SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you find good podcasts. Slides can be viewed here, and news coverage of Floridi's talk is here. You can find tweets and conversation from the day on the hashtag #NSS17.
About Professor Floridi
Luciano Floridi is the Oxford Internet Institute’s Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford, where he is also the Director of the Digital Ethics Lab of the Oxford Internet Institute. Still in Oxford, he is Distinguished Research Fellow of the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics of the Faculty of Philosophy, and Research Associate and Fellow in Information Policy of the Department of Computer Science. Outside Oxford, he is Faculty Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute (the national institute for data science) and Chair of its Data Ethics Group; and Adjunct Professor (“Distinguished Scholar in Residence”) of the Department of Economics, American University, Washington D.C.
His research concerns primarily Information and Computer Ethics (aka Digital Ethics), the Philosophy of Information, and the Philosophy of Technology. Other research interests include Epistemology, Philosophy of Logic, and the History and Philosophy of Scepticism. He has published over a 150 papers in these areas, in many anthologies and peer-reviewed journals.
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. You can can learn more about Floridi and find his latest books, publications, and appearances at Philosophy of Information.
About Networked Society Symposium
The Networked Society Symposium is an annual flagship event showcasing the breadth of research occurring at the Melbourne Networked Society Institute. It is held at the Melbourne School of Design on the University of Melbourne Parkville campus and is a free event, open to all.
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.