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09 January 2024

New programme of events focuses on our relationship with technology

The Digital Futures Institute launches its spring series of events aimed at furthering our interrogation and understanding of how we can live well with technology.

DFI Spring Event Series

The Institute combines expertise from arts and humanities with that of other disciplines to forge a better relationship between the individual and technology - through an understanding of human needs, cultures and behaviours as well as addressing questions of ethics and responsibility.

Find out more about a host of new events this spring, hosted by the Digital Futures Institute and its partners from across King's.

AI & The Future

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16 January 2024; 18:30 to 20:30; Online

A Digital Futures Institute and Policy Institute event

The last year has seen an explosion in AI developments, with headlines capturing both the opportunities that will arise if we embrace the potential of AI and also the increasing concerns surrounding ethics, risk and regulation. Amidst these rapid changes affecting all industries, industry leaders and King's experts debate how we navigate this AI revolution.

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Feedback Loops


18 January 2024; 18:00 to 20:30; Chapel, Strand Campus

A NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre and Digital Futures Institute event.

Contemporary dancer, Anna Spink, interprets data from a wearable medical device that tracks movement, pulse and electrodermal activity to write music live in ambient electronica followed by a discussion from King's academics. 

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Turning the Scales

Turning Scales

24 January 2024; 16:00 to 18:00; Bush House, Strand Campus

A Digital Futures Institute event.

Paul Virilio warned in 1997 of the ‘pollution of the life-size’ which was occurring as a result of technologies which ‘reduced to nothing earth’s scale and size’. Unlike other entities which are limited to existence on or at specific scales, humans have developed the capacity not only to imagine life at sub-atomic or cosmic scales, but increasingly to intervene in them directly, whether through nano-engineering, human modifications of climate or cosmological observations. Do our new kinds of expanded existence enhance, or threaten human flourishing? Does the idea of a ‘human scale’ still have meaning?

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Digital Technology & Mental Health

Dig Mental Health

31 January 2024; 18:00 to 19:00; Online

Mental health faces a crisis. It is estimated one in eight people, or almost a billion people around the world, suffer from mental ill health. What place do digital technologies play in helping or hindering this crisis? King's alumni are invited to this special event of King's Expert Series.

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7 March 2024

A Digital Futures Institute: Centre for Attention Studies event

- Coming soon -

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She's a Machine

In Her Nature

18 April 2024; 18:00 to 20:00; King's Building, Strand Campus

A Digital Futures Institute: Centre for Technology & Body event.

Dr Rachel Hewitt, in conversation with Professor Fay Bound Alberti, discusses her latest book In Her Nature: How Women Break Boundaries in the Great Outdoors - a reflection on grief and the prejudices women have faced against their involvement in outdoor sport.

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Evil Women

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19 April 2024 18:00 to 20:00, King's Building, Strand Campus

A Digital Future's Institute: Centre for Technology & the Body event

Join us for a talk by Joanna Bourke, Professor Emerita of History at Birkbeck, University of London on ‘Evil Women: Going Beyond Mad, Sad and Bad’. Professor Bourke will challenge conventional stereotypes and invites participants to examine historical and contemporary perceptions of women and evil through an interdisciplinary lens. Professor Bourke will be in conversation with Professor Fay Bound Alberti.

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