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Media Future Week | December 12, 2017

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Bio Amber Case

Cyborg Anthropologist, Writer, Public Speaker

Amber Case (1987) is a cyborg anthropologist who studies the symbiotic interaction between humans and machines. How does high technology effect our values and culture? Just by staring at your screen and clicking with your mouse right now, you, and maybe even the world itself, might be changing in the process. Did you ever think about that? Amber Case does it all the time, it’s her field of study. Her findings are applied to fields such as information architecture, usability and online productivity.

Because Case was frustrated with the existing social protocols surrounding text messaging and wayfinding she co-founded Geologi.com, a private location-sharing app. She hopes the app will integrate technology and real life better by solving the problem of how to store great amounts of data, giving it context and making it meaningful. With her insights, she is nog only shaping new products, but she also changes tech insiders’ way of thinking.

Featured among Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Technology and been listed in Inc. Magazine’s 30 under 30 Amber Case is doing an amazing job at such a young age. Next to being a fellow at Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, and Harvard University, and a visiting researcher at MIT Center for Civic Media, she’s also the author of Calm Technology, Design for the Next Generation of Devices. Her TED talk, “We are all cyborgs now,” has over a million views.

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This speaker is made possible by Stadsfonds Hilversum.

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