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18:00 - 20:00 4 June 2015

TECHNO-LIBERATION. Can technology contribute to social equality?


XLG1 Chemistry LT | Christopher Ingold Building (link Map)
20 Gordon Street | London | WC1H 0AJ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Judy Wajcman, Speaker, LSE
David Wood, Speaker, London Futurists
Charles Leadbeater, Speaker, NESTA (Visiting Fellow)
Marcos Cruz, Speaker, UCL
Jack Stilgoe, Chair, UCL
Richard Beckett, 3D Printing Presentation, UCL

Imagine you lived in a house with walls that can repair themselves… Imagine you can 3D print a jumper when you need it…

Frugal innovation, digital divide, technological empowerment – contemporary trends in social movements and technological development are increasingly embracing the very idea of technology as a disruptive driver of social change. Yet, opponents voice doubts. Can technological advancement lead to a more equal society? What does the Internet or movements such as frugal innovation offer? And what does it take to build a world where technology helps everyone to reach their full potential?

We invited academics, politicians and entrepreneurs to discuss their ideas on social inequalities and the possible solutions technology has to offer.

The panel discussion starts at 6pm and closes with a drink reception and presentations of 3D printed products.


Klara-Aylin Wenten & Emilia Lischke
+44 (0)7519202704 | equality.technology.ucl@gmail.com


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