Hi everyone, just a quick note that I will not be able to make our regular Tuesday calls this week or next.
This Tuesday, I will be meeting in person with @care_save and a couple people interested in with working w/ Cosmos on technology-related developments, which we need much more support with…and as I hadn’t had a guest lined up for this week, I’m making that conversation a priority.
Next week, I will be in Vancouver for the Participatory TecKnology Conference, hosted by the Human Data Commons (via Scott Nelson, an early supporter of our efforts here). If you’re in the Vancouver, BC area—or will be at the conference—let’s connect! Some background on the event:
As technology and consciousness increasingly interpenetrate and co-create one another, new frontiers of individual and humanity level health and well-being are made possible. The merging of visionary aspiration with technological capacity allows for never-before levels of tracking and influencing our biology, emotions, and mental states, as well as provides nearly infinite data to scrutinize with exponentially increasing analytical capacity. The big AND being – a bit of a buzz kill – that the human sub-conscious, it’s foibles and shadows, will be embedded in whatever we design. It is also activated, for better and for worse, by the technology we use. Can we pre-empt some of the down-side or collateral damage that are sure to accompany this evolutionary step before we find ourselves in deep shit with it? These inquiries and possibilities for shaping further inquiry, ethical best practices and more will be on the table at ParTecK 2017.
If I’m behind on replying to some threads and emails, I expect (hope) to catch up soon…
I plan to be starting up the live calls again on August 8th, with a report on the conference. I’m also working on lining up guests and topics beyond that, and announcing these further ahead of time.
As well, Caroline I have had some radically productive meetings in the past couple weeks, and have much to share re: ‘action plans’. We recorded a mega-update on cosmospheric ontogenesis earlier today, which I look forward to sharing in some form (though it may need some editing down first for succinctness) to invite your feedback and participation.
If you’d like to be a guest or suggest a topic for a future live talk, please message me or post your idea below. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!