San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
CyborgCamp is an unconference about the future of the relationship between humans and technology. We will discuss topics such as futures of identity, privacy, surveillance, hardware to wetware, drones, 3D printing, cyberpunk, human augmentation, constructed reality, the second self, ethics, robot rights, sexuality, urban design, and anthropology.
Join us October 10 from 09:00 to 18:00 (6p) on the 3rd floor of the MIT Media Lab for a one-day unconference on the future of humanity and technology! This is the very first CyborgCamp at MIT Media Lab and one of many CyborgCamp events.
CyborgCamp welcomes people from different backgrounds, especially human (and nonhumans) at the crossroads of, liminal spaces between, and in utter disregard of different boundaries. This includes friendly IRC bots. You can find our code of conduct here.
CyborgCamp was founded by @caseorganic in 2008 as a way of bringing together people from many different backgrounds to discuss future trajectories for both humans and nonhumans. Since then, CyborgCamps have been independently organized all over the US, Canada, and Brazil.
How unconferences work / what to expect of the day
CyborgCamp is a small unconference (fewer than 100 people). This makes it easier to have more in-depth discussions with people across different fields.
While CyborgCamps usually have some formal speakers, the majority of the conference sessions are determined on the day of the event via an open whiteboard grid for session signups.
At an unconference, you teach as much as you learn. Anyone can add a discussion topic to the conference schedule. If you want to learn about something, simply suggest that session on the board. Reciprocally, share your knowledge by joining a session you’re prepared to teach. If you're part of a session you're not getting much from, you should move elsewhere.
You are encouraged to bring hardware, robots, strange contraptions, hacked Google Glasses, art, and materials for workshops. RFID installation kits, DIY drones, DIY bio, and wearable computers are also welcome. There will be room to demo and show off what you’ve built.
How to join in remotely
We live in the future, and you don’t necessarily need to attend to participate.
- IRC Channel: #cyborgcamp on irc.freenode.net
- WebIRC: (forthcoming)
- Livestream: talky.io/cyborgcamp