JCU Events The Internet of (Living) Things

JCU Events

Wed, 11 Apr 2018

The Internet of (Living) Things

Townsville, Cairns

When: 11 April 18, 1:30pm -- 2:30pm

Where: At James Cook University
Room 145.030, Building 145 - Australian Tropical Science and Innovation Precinct, Townsville Campus (via video link)
Room A001.129, Building A1 - Chancellery Building, Cairns Campus (via video link)

A presentation by

Professor Genevieve Bell

Australian National University

The Internet of Things is the next big thing in a long unfolding conversation about the future of technology and all things digital and connected. What is getting connected to this next internet is deeply revealing and offers a set of insights into the future we are collectively building and will one day inhabit.

In this talk, anthropologist and technologist Genevieve Bell explores the Internet of Things, where the things are animals, and what they reveal about this new digital world.

About the speaker

Professor Genevieve Bell is a Professor of Engineering and Computer Science at the Australian National University, where she also holds a research appointment at Data61. Additionally, Dr Bell is a Vice President and Senior Fellow at Intel Corporation, where she most recently served as their chief futurist.

Dr Bell has pioneered futurist research looking at how different cultures use technology, and helped guide Intel’s product development by developing the company’s social science and design research capabilities. She completed her PhD in cultural anthropology at Stanford University in 1998.

Professor Bell's seminar is sponsored by the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

Contact details:

Jean Fenton | jean.fenton3@jcu.edu.au or (07) 4781 6334