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Genesis Machines: Engineering Life?

What are the implications for how we think about computing, and about life itself? Guest speakers Dr Martyn Amos, senior lecturer in the Department of Computing at Mathematics at Manchester Metrpolitan University and author of Genesis Machines; Oliver Morton discuss the next generation of computer science and technology and question society's outlook on this evolving concept.


The next generation of computers is coming – and it’s nothing like you’ve ever seen before. After nanotechnology, biocomputing is the next big science idea to have captured the imagination of the media and public. Scientists are turning away from using silicon chips towards using real, wet, squishy, perhaps even living biology to build machines that could change the world forever. Very soon, we might be able to take cells from cancer patienst and programme them to be able to detect disease, and to make clothes woven with microchips and nanofibres to form wearable bio-weapons detection systems. What are the implications for how we think about computing, and about life itself?

Speakers: Dr Martyn Amos, senior lecturer in the Department of Computing at Mathematics at Manchester Metrpolitan University and author of Genesis Machines; Oliver Morton, news editor of Nature; Stephen Emmott, Director of the Microsoft Research European Science Programme in Cambridge.
Chair: Vivienne Parry, broadcaster and author of The Truth about Hormones.
Nash Room, £10, £9 concs, £8 ICA members


Speaker(s):

Dr Martin Amos | talks
Mr Oliver Morton | talks
Professor Stephen Emmott | talks
Vivienne Parry | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

14 November 2006 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

TBC

 

Venue:

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
The Mall
London
SW1Y 5AH
+44 20 79 30 36 47
http://www.ica.org.uk/

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Tickets:

£10, £9 concs, £8 ICA members

Available from:

ICA Box Office 020 7930 3647

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