[ISEA2016] Panel: Anastasios Maragiannis, Stacey Pitsillides, Janins Jefferies & Ghislaine Boddington — Can non-anthropocentric relationships lead to true intimacy with technology?

Panel Statement (abstract)

“When we change the way we communicate, we change society”. This panel aims to provide audience with a context to understand how social media technologies and the daily updating of the self is challenging our preconceptions of screen-based ‘Internet’ communication and influencing the development of our cultural/ personal identity(s) and sense of self. It will explore the use of portable; individual; personal; non identical; devices and their impact to our current lives through the present innovative communication apps. The panel would question whether being intimate with technology, in a non-anthropocentric way could provide new critical reflections on the self and how gender stereotypes will form the Internet of Bodies and the future human / machine directions.

  • Anastasios Maragiannis, Academic Portfolio Leader, Principal Lecturer in Design, University of Greenwich, London, UK
  • Stacey Pitsillides, Lecturer in Design, University of Greenwich, London, UK
  • Janins Jefferies, Professor of Visual Arts and Research, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
  • Ghislaine Boddington, Reader in Digital Creative Industries, University of Greenwich and Director of Body Data Space, UK

Full text (PDF)  p. 420-422