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Dan Buzzo – Things to do in the digital afterlife when you’re dead

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egaUMnzu5dM] Since before history, we, humankind, have wanted and needed an afterlife, argues Dan Buzzo. But what are the implications for us when our our bodies are extended by tools that reach well beyond the ends of our fingers? … Continue reading

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Alan Winfield – Dances with Robots

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QTEJ1sypKM] Robots have a reputation for doing things the same every time – they’re the ultimate conservatives and that’s what we like about them. But if we are going to get them to do more than weld vehicles or … Continue reading

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Joe Hoare – We don’t laugh because we’re happy. We’re happy because we laugh.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqxXqB6c0RU] Ever laughed so hard you’ve pulled a muscle in your back? Used to happen to me quite often*. My mistake was not taking laughter seriously and practising. If laughter was an Olympic discipline, Joe Hoare would be busy between … Continue reading

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Ed Barnett – The Circle of Life

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0Eb2Lv6sy8] Know what peacocking is?  What do bonobos, dolphins and humans have in common? What’s the crudest name of a gene? We like that we give people a chance to flex parts of themselves not often reached – in … Continue reading

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Ignite Bristol #5 to be at Spike Island, May 12th

We started in a Polish club, then moved to a Tobacco Factory and an ocean liner. Now we’re going to hold Ignite Bristol on an island. Spike Island. Ignite Bristol #5 will be at Spike Island on Thursday 12th May … Continue reading

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