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Adam Greenfield: Radical Technologies

Writer and urbanist Adam Greenfield discusses the technologies changing our cities, societies and psyches at bewildering speed.

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Everywhere we turn, a startling new device promises to transfigure our lives. But at what cost?

To mark the launch of his new book “Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life” writer and urbanist Adam Greenfield discussed the radical technologies that are changing our cities, societies and even our psyches at bewildering speed, from 3D printing and augmented reality to machine learning and artificial intelligence.

In partnership with Verso Books.

Image credit | Tetrapods by Yuma Hori.

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Adult £10, student/ concession £7.50, Members £9

For a five day priority booking period Members have access to a limited number of tickets that are available at a 10% discount before tickets go on general release.


Adam Greenfield

Previously a rock critic, bike messenger and psychological operations specialist in the US Army, Adam Greenfield spent over a decade working in the design and development of networked digital information technologies, as lead information architect for the Tokyo office of internet services consultancy Razorfish, independent user-experience designer and head of design direction for service and user-interface design at Nokia headquarters in Helsinki.

In 2013 Greenfield became Senior Urban Fellow at the LSE Cities Centre of the London School of Economics. He is currently an instructor in Urban Design at the Bartlett, University College London. Books include ‘Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing’ (2006), ‘Urban Computing and its Discontents’ (2007), and ‘Against the smart city’ (2013).

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