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Sunday, February 21 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Panel: Cyborg Pride & Identity

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We know what gay pride or national pride is, but what is cyborg pride and why is it needed?  Join me as I discuss cyborg cultural pride, identity politics, cyborg rights, and the emerging cyborg community with Neil Harbisson and Quinn Norton.

Moderators
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Richard MacKinnon

Executive Director, BorgFest Human Augmentation Expo
Richard is the founder of Borgfest, a festival and expo that celebrates and supports people interested in human augmentation, enhancement, body modification, and wearable technology. In graduate school, Richard studied political theory and identity in cyberspace, which led him to his interest in all things cyborg.

Speakers
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Neil Harbisson

Neil Harbisson, of the popular TED talk “I listen to color,” was born into a greyscale world with total colorblindness, but, with the help of Adam Montandon and after a journey of many years and many doctors, Neil had an antenna osseointegrated into his skull that lets him hear and identify colors. After a struggle with the UK passport office to have his antenna included in his passport photo, he co-founded the Cyborg Foundation... Read More →
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Quinn Norton

Freelancer, Wired, The Atlantic, Maximum PC
Quinn Norton is a writer who likes to hang out in the dead end alleys and rough neighborhood of the Internet, where bad things can happen to defenseless little packets. They are also places were new freedoms and poetries are born, and run riot over the network. She started studying hackers in 1995, after a wasted youth of Usenet and BBSing. These days, Quinn is a journalist, published in Wired, The Atlantic, Maximum PC, and more. She covers... Read More →


Sunday February 21, 2016 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Ballroom

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