Future Cyborgs

How suitable is it to replace human capacities through technology? A practical workshop.

During this workshop, participants will build a sensitive device which will partially substitute their own capacities of seeing and hearing. The final device will be tested on a real life situation by completing tasks on a public space.

Our aim is to encourage a critical reflection about how far does technology may go by replacing human natural born capacities. Even if we will build a device together with the participants, this workshop concentrates on critical reflexion and not on programming or product aesthetics. Participants may bring their best disposition not only to build the device but also to test it in real life.

The workshop targets people interested in critical thinking on technology. It doesn’t require any specification of age, gender or career orientation. Participants may have a basic knowledge in the use of computers. Basic knowledge of programming, especially Arduino, is desirable but not mandatory.

Each participant must bring a laptop and a camera to register their work. They can use their smartphone, however a simple digital camera is recommended since many smartphones may run out of battery and memory. The workshop will provide all electronic components needed.

All participants must be committed to staying during the whole workshop, from 9:00 am til 6:00 p.m. (with a break for lunch of course).
This workshop can only host up to 8 persons.

Each participant must bring a laptop and a camera to register their work. They can use their Smartphone, however a simple digital camera is recommended since many Smartphones may run out of battery and memory.

 

Coordination

César Lugo-Elías
Joaquín Roberto Díaz Durán

ScheduleThursday 19 oct, 9AM-6PM
Location UPTEC PINC
Co-work room
Praça Coronel Pacheco 2
4050-453 Porto | Portugal