"As computers become smarter (and smaller), there’s a good chance that in the future, the lines between humans and computers will begin to blur. What does that mean for our essential humanness? Clive Thompson, Jamais Cascio, Jaron Lanier and Ray Kurzweil discuss a future where machines can think like humans and people become one with the web."
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San Jose’s Art, Technology and Digital Culture Biennial Artists from 21 countries are descending on San Jose this week for "01SJ," a major festival focusing on the intersection of art, technology and digital culture. We talk to the festival’s executive director and with one of the participants.
Host: Michael Krasny
* Joel Slayton, 01SJ executive director * Zoe Keating, information architect, cellist and 01SJ participant with her piece "Into the Trees," a collaboration with visual artist Robert Hodgin
Award-winning zoologist, science writer and author Dr Matt Ridley (UK) delivers the keynote address at the University of Melbourne’s Festival of Ideas 2011. In it he explains how genes, culture and technology evolve to drive human innovation. Ridley has published articles and reviews in The Times, Guardian, Times Literary Supplement, Literary Review, New Scientist, Prospect, New Statesman, Time, Newsweek, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Atlantic Monthly and The Economist, and written more than 10 books.
Presented by University of Melbourne, July 2011