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.
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.