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Cyborgs – when technology gets under your skin

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Panel
german language

Modern human beings are living in a symbiotic connection with the technology surrounding them, with wearable technology and implants in our bodies. However, the merging of man and technology has already gone a step further, raising many societal and ethical questions. There are even some artists that power ahead of our science fiction fantasies and have started experimenting on themselves. What conclusions can we draw from them?

Speakers

Director General, Deutsches Museum; Oskar von Miller Professor and Chair of Scientific communication, Technical University of Munich (tbc)
Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg; Head of Center for Technology Experience, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna Chair

Dr. Wolfgang M. HECKL

Director General, Deutsches Museum; Oskar von Miller Professor and Chair of Scientific communication, Technical University of Munich

 Studium der Physik an der Technischen Universität München, Promotion im Bereich der Biophysik
1993-2009 Professor für Experimentalphysik an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
seit 2004 Generaldirektor, Deutsches Museum, München
2006 Gastgeber und Chairman des von Wissenschaft im Dialog organisierten European Science Open Forums (ESOF) in München
 
 In der Forschung beschäftigt sich Heckl mit der Frage, wie molekulare Strukturen und Prozesse bei der Wechselwirkung von Geo- und Biosphäre auf der frühen Erde zur Entstehung von erstem Leben beigetragen haben könnten.
seit 2009 Oskar von Miller-Lehrstuhl für Wissenschaftskommunikation, TU München School of Education

Mag. Dr. Manfred TSCHELIGI

Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg; Head of Center for Technology Experience, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna

1985 Master, Business Informatics; 1991 PhD Social and Economic Science
1995 Habilitation for Applied Computer Science (Venia Docendi) from the Faculty of Social and Economic Science University of Vienna
1986-2002 Research Associate; Lecturer; Associate Professor; Head of Working Group on Human-Computer Interaction; Institute for Computer Science and Business Informatics (formerly Institute for Applied Computer Science and Information Systems, formerly Institute for Statistics and Informatics), University of Vienna
1995-1996 Professor (C4), Business Informatics, University of Magdeburg, Germany
since 1986 Founder and Director, CURE - Center for Usability Research & Engineering
since 2001 Founder and Managing Partner, USECON - The Usability Consultants GmbH
since 2004 Univ.-Prof., Human-Computer Interaction & Usability, University of Salzburg
2009-2016 Director, Christian Doppler Labor for Contextual Interfaces, University of Salzburg
2011-2014 Academic Director ICT&S - Center for Advanced Studies in Information and Communication Technologies & Society, University of Salzburg
2012-2015 Co-Head, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Salzburg
2013-2016 Head, Business Unit Technology Experience, Innovation Systems Department, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
since 2015 Director, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg
since 2017 Head, Center for Technology Experience, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna

Technology Symposium

show timetable

23.08.2018

11:00 - 12:00Open doors: #ART TEC: Interfaces between art, technology and scienceCulture
12:00 - 13:00Start of exhibition TEC-Xperience RoomPartner
13:00 - 13:10Welcome and openingPlenary
13:10 - 14:20RTI TalkPlenary
14:20 - 15:40Precision medicine - medicine's solution to diversity?Plenary
16:00 - 17:30Nutrition sciencePlenary
20:15 - 21:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria & Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
21:15 - 23:00Career lounge for students and young professionalsPlenary
21:30 - 23:00Evening ReceptionSocial

24.08.2018

08:30 - 09:00TU Austria Innovation Marathon: ideas made to order - 24 hours nonstopPlenary
09:00 - 18:00Junior Alpbach - Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Ö1 Children's University Alpbach - Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
09:15 - 10:30Seattle never sleeps: a young, booming innovation hub as this year’s guest at the Technology SymposiumPlenary
10:45 - 12:15Our digital future - how human will it be?Plenary
12:30 - 13:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionsSocial
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 01: The contest for key technologies - Europe's potentials?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 02: Digitization and diversity - an opportunity for business locationsBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 03: Inequality and resilience in the digital economyBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 04: Gene therapy - intervention in nature or future hopeBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 05: Next-generation batteries: European leading-edge technology to leverage electromobilityBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 06: EU NIS directive and NIS act - what now?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 07: Industrial energy revolution: resilience through innovation?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 08: Digital literacy for allBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 09: Consequences of digital monocultures on societiesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 10: Future disruptive technologies: challenges for modern societiesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 11: Digital life in a physical world: rethinking digitizationBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 12: The renewability of societal resourcesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 13: Resilience - how societies can cope with crisesBreakout
18:30 - 19:30Global talk: #MakeInIndia - India on the fast track?Plenary

25.08.2018

09:00 - 10:30Cyborgs - when technology gets under your skinPlenary
12:15 - 13:00The physics of everyday thingsPlenary
13:00 - 14:00Snack ReceptionSocial