Possibly the most philosophical session of Barcamp Canberra 2014, Pascal, Jahla and Shruti start a discussion into the social effects of surveillance, drawing on Bentham’s Panopticon and Foucault’s critical use thereof as a social theory. The discussion unfurls, covering privacy, the (self-)disciplinary effects of surveillance, NSA leaks, and more.
How can you change the way you behave and build better habits?Chris Watkins leads this discussion at Barcamp Canberra 2014.
Much like the theory of five stages of grief, Andrew talks through the idea that there are five stages of dealing with the idea of peak oil.
Mya Dellow gives a great talk on how minecraft is being used as an educational tool in schools and other contexts.
Here are the links to the two videos that Mya shows in her talk:
Greg, Ruth, Kim and Rose start a discussion on wearable tech, starting with some hands on time with Pebble watches and then lead into some discussion of the ethics and social impact of the wider use of wearable, pervasive tech.
Just a quick message to the email list about videos from Barcamp Canberra 2104. This is the 2nd last email you will get for now – once the videos are online, Barcamp Canberra will go into hibernation for another year.
So far, we have 11 videos published to youtube, and about 5 more to publish over the next week or so. If you haven’t seen them yet, make sure you visit the barcamp Canberra website or youtube channel to take a look. And if you had a favourite talk, make sure you leave a comment and a ‘thumbs up’ to let us know.
And don’t forget, we’d love to see your photos in the flickr group and your blog posts. Let us know what you have got!
Alan gives a rundown of the augmented reality game Ingress, its addictive qualities and how it is played in the Canberra region.
Jessica Smith talks about Distroastro – a linux distribution created to bring together a range of astronomy software.
Jessica also does a quick demo of Open rocket.
DistroAstro website – http://www.distroastro.org
Open Rocket – http://openrocket.sourceforge.net
Amelia Loye from engage2 on bringing together the range of the tools available to government to improve citizen engagement.
Sorry for the poor audio for the first 2/3 of this talk! It’s worth sticking with.
Shanx talks through the creation of hyper-real photos, using compositing and multi-strobe techniques. Lot’s of amazing images to look at in this presentation, and info on how they were created.
The images below link to flickr if you want to take a closer look: