#32: ‘Hula Hoops not Bicycles’: Genevieve Bell talks Anthropology, Technology & Building the Future

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  1. The morality of robots: Genevieve Bell’s predictions for the future of AI - Conversations - ABC Radio

    Genevieve had never imagined a life in technology, until a chance meeting in a bar in Palo Alto.

    A chance meeting in a bar one night led a young Australian academic Genevieve Bell into a job she’d never expected.

    She was hired by software maker, Intel, as their resident anthropologist.

    Her boss asked her to find out how people outside America were using their cell phones.

    This began fourteen years of helping translate how humans use technology back to the software engineers who make the machines in the first place.

    Now Genevieve is back in Australia, in a job which aims to transform how we think about the interconnectedness of the technological world.

    In an era of rising anxiety about Artificial Intelligence, she says many predictions about the AI-driven future are far too apocalyptic.


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  2. What does our technology future look like? - Big Ideas - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    When it comes to information technology the only constant is change. In 1998 70% of the world’s internet users were from the United States but by 2010 it was only 17% and falling. Genevieve Bell follows technology trends closely and says the world is being fundamentally remapped and that women between 40 and 60 years are the crucial group that help shape the future. Rather than tech obsessed teenagers it’s this group of women who are not only the lead adopters and users of new technology but they’re also doing most of the surfing, texting, skyping and social networking.


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  3. 03 | Fast, smart and connected: All technology has a history (and a country) - Boyer Lectures - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Professor Genevieve Bell reveals how new technologies change life, but rarely in the ways we anticipate. How might the origin stories of the typewriter, the robot and electricity equip us to invent the future?


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  4. 02 | Fast, smart and connected: Dealing lightning with both hands - Boyer Lectures - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Professor Genevieve Bell looks at how personal computers and the internet have reshaped our lives, and the possibilities we’ve imagined for ourselves and each other.


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  5. 01 | Fast, smart and connected: Where it all began - Boyer Lectures - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Professor Genevieve Bell explains why she’s returned home after decades in Silicon Valley, and explores Australia’s role in building our current digital world.


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  6. The value of boredom | Genevieve Bell | TEDxSydney

    Recently named one of the top 50 most creative people in Business (Fast Company), Genevieve Bell is an Intel Fellow and director of the Interaction and Experience Research Group within the Intel Labs.

    Bell joined Intel in 1998 and has come to lead an R&D team of social scientists, interaction designers and human factors engineers to drive human-centric product innovation in Intel’s consumer electronics business. Prior to joining Intel, Bell was a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University.

    She has written more than 30 journal articles and book chapters on a range of subjects focused on the intersection of technology and society. Her book, Divining a Digital Future, co-authored with Professor Paul Dourish, will be released by MIT Press in 2011.

    http://tedxsydney.com/site/newSpeakers.cfm#GenevieveBell http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genevieve_Bell

    —————————- TEDxSydney 2011 took place on Saturday 28 May 2011 at CarriageWorks. Tens of thousands of people enjoyed the day: 800 in the theatre, over 1,000 via big screen simulcast in The Forum, up to 48,000 online via YouTube … and up to 80,000 tuning in to ABC Radio National. It was a grand day. About TEDx, x = independently organised event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organ…

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  7. Genevieve Bell - Feral Technologies: An ethnographic account of the future

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  8. Many Internets, many lives - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    How is the vision we have of our digital lives matching the reality? In a digital age who are we connected to and who are we not connected to? Should we re-think how evenly distributed access to the Internet really is? Two leading Internet scholars talk about the ways in which people are engaging with the digital world — from Australia and Africa to the suburbs of Boston and Shanghai and all points in between.

    Ethan Zuckerman, Director of MIT’s Centre for Civic Media and co-founder of Global Voices.

    Dr Genevieve Bell, Intel Fellow, Intel Labs Director, Interaction and Experience Research

    Further Information:
    RiverBend Books- Meet The Author Information (http://www.riverbendbooks.com.au/product/648347-MeettheAuthorAntonyFunnell-rbe11sep)
    SABRENet (http://www.sabrenet.edu.au/)
    Ethan Zuckerman’s blog (http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/)
    MIT Centre for Civic Media (http://civic.mit.edu/)
    2012 RN Big Ideas Program with Genevieve Bell (http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/what-does-our-technology-future-look-like3f/4003568)


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  9. Cory Doctorow - Keynote & Conversation - great keynote about Copyright and more

    Cory Doctorow is a sci-fi author, hero of the open source and creative commons movements, and co-founder of boingboing.net.

    In this exclusive event, Cory travels to Vivid Sydney from London to deliver a keynote on new challenges and frontiers for creators and consumers – asking us to question who we give our rights to - and how creators can best take advantage of a more connected world.

    Following his keynote address, Cory joins anthropologist and Intel fellow Genevieve Bell, for a conversation exploring the future of culture, behaviour and technology, and why sharing and copying matters to makers.


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  10. The corporate anthropologist - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Anthropologists are the new corporate must-have. Once seen as a dying area of academia, anthropology is now booming—and technology companies are among their biggest employers.


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