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Thursday, September 24 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
‘Borg in the USA Cyborgs and Public Policy in the Digital Age LIMITED

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Join us for the live launch of 90.5 WESA’s new technology and culture podcast, Nanograms. Host/producer Josh Raulerson shares a preview of the pilot season and leads a panel discussion on how cyborg identity is shaping legal theory and policy around surveillance, security, labor, and other matters of urgent public interest.

Brief Messages from the Very Near Future
Technology is changing fast – disrupting institutions, reshaping the economy, and transforming the environment along with it. But this explosive growth isn’t just changing our world. It’s changing us. How we think of ourselves. How we relate to one other. How we imagine our future. Nanograms is a weekly dispatch from the front lines of technoculture, where weird and surprising things are happening at the intersection of human and machine, of science and the arts, of technology and… everything else. It’s an exploration of big ideas and complex problems, served up in bite-size chunks for those of us who are already living with one foot in the future, but still figuring out what that means. Host/producer Josh Raulerson draws on an eclectic range of cultural sources and intellectual traditions – from social theory to science fiction, from music to medicine – to illuminate some of the less-examined nooks and crannies of technological modernity.Subscribe on iTunes or at nanograms.org. 

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Josh Raulerson

Host, 90.5 WESA
Josh Raulerson earned his PhD in English at the University of Iowa, where he studied the complex and mutually constitutive relationships between science, economics, and culture in contemporary science fiction and futurist discourse. His revised doctoral thesis was published in 2013 as... Read More →

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Tim Cannon

Founder & CIO, Grindhouse Wetware
Entrepreneur, software developer, and biohacker Tim Cannon is the Founder and CIO of Grindhouse Wetware, a Pittsburgh-based biotech startup dedicated to augmenting human capabilities using safe, affordable, open source technology. A self-styled “human guinea pig,” Tim recently had... Read More →
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Vic Walczak

Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union of PA
Witold "Vic" Walczak is Legal Director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania.  Besides specializing in free-speech and religious-liberty cases, Vic has handled nationally significant cases involving challenges to widespread police misconduct, substandard public-defender services, and the Secret... Read More →
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Anne Wright

Co-Principal Investigator & Director of Operations, BodyTrack Project (CREATE Lab)
Anne Wright is Co-principal Investigator and Director of Operations for the BodyTrack project in the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University. She received B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in computer science and electrical engineering from MIT in 1996, and later co-founded Newton Research Labs, a successful robotics and computer vision... Read More →

Presenting Organization
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90.5 WESA is Pittsburgh's NPR News Station. Our mission is to work for the public to inform people in ways that engage and inspire them to create dialog about community issues and stories. As southwestern Pennsylvania’s only independent public radio news and information station, we give voice to provocative ideas that foster a vibrant, informed, diverse and... Read More →

Thursday September 24, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tech Shop 192 Bakery Square Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
  • Host Organization WESA

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