Events - Homopolybots: Building
Thurs. May 9th, 2002 9:00am - 4:00pm
Early Registration before April 26th
Online Registration Form
Can we create enhanced humans using modular prosthetic
devices? How does a mechanical body differ from a human
body, if at all? When does an object become _part_of_
a human body?
The Homopolybots workshop aims to bring together
University Researchers and Artists to discuss particular
problems and questions associated with creating modular
humans. Possible subjects of discussion include:
- When does technology become "part of"
the human body"?
- What are the implications of having one's own
physiological responses to environment manifest?
- What is technology? What is art? What are acceptable
- As prosthetic research merges with computing,
how do we build models that: help us to gain insite
into technology and prosthetic research?
- How do we address issues that are realistic and
that serve to enhance human motion, communication
Attendees with particular interests in the following
may wish to attend: Computing, HCI, Robotics, Prosthetics,
Ethics & Technology, Cybernetics.
We also encourage the demonstration of artwork, robotics,
prosthetics and computing devices that provide solutions
to human-machine communication and motion. If you are
interested in presenting your technology, please provide
a detailed description to Jennifer
Conference Centre, Meeting Room 4, Lancaster University,
Advanced Registration (before April 26th): Professionals/Staff:
After April 26th:
Reserved seating only. To reserve
your seat, please fill out our online
The morning's actvities will consist of the distinguished
panel presenting their views about the presented topic.
After the second panel session, invited guests will
present their wares. During lunch, each attendee will
sign up for a group discussion (attendees may suggest
their own group topic during lunch). After lunch, groups
will meet and discuss how they will overcome the problems
presented in the panel discussion. After the afternoon
break, each group will delegate a group leader to discuss
their findings. A moderator will summarize the findings
at the end of the day.
Martin Pedersen. Environment & Technology:
What is technology?
||Performance Art: Muscle stimulation
system for remote choreography of the body
||Human-computer Interaction (HCI):
Driving as a Cyborg Experience: Extending 'Self'
||* Dr. Jen
||Neurophysiology & Computing: Direct
||Aesthetics & Ethics: Common
Sense & Cyborgs: Needs & Desires for Body
||Panellist discussion and Q&A with
Stelarc, Prof. Alan Dix, Dr. Jen Allanson, J. Martin
Pedersen, Fiona O'Neill