Dr Genevieve Bell: Rage Against the Machines? Designing our futures with computing

Anxiety or wonder? Bell's wideranging talk including Luddites as proto-Occupy protesters, electro-fairies, and—yes—a defecating robot duck, challenged the audience to consider the narrative of technology.

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  1. Colleague: "You can still smell the new car smell on this talk"
  2. Frightening: Furby vs Siri
  3. Siri VS Furby (Original)
  4. These objects of automata (uncanny mechanical deceptions) set out to pretend they were wheel. This doesn't cross the Atlantic until Edison created the Singing Doll 
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