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Workshop of Potential Innovation (2017)
Illustration of an idea generated by a workshop participant
For my final year at Goldsmiths, I got interested in the domestic drone boom and how drone technology went from being a military weapon to sitting on a shelf at your local tech store; and how this accessibility impacts society and culture. I created the “Workshop for Potential Innovation”, an alternative learning format, in form of a workshop, which would allow me to discuss these issues together with other people. For each session I would first provide the group with some background information and an outline about the history of drones. We would then use a worksheet I developed, to invent new uses for drones. During and after presentations we discuss ethics, consumer culture and concerns. Questions arise about consumer electronics in general, the growing reliance on technology and whether we should draw a line somewhere.
High School kids presenting their smoke detection and air filtering drones
reflection written by a workshop participant
Accountability in the Age of AI
Space Debris an analogy