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iSGTW Image of the Week - An up-Lift-ing conference

Image of the week - An up-Lift-ing conference


Image courtesy of Lift09

Geneva, Switzerland's, upcoming "Lift09 Conference" sounds like Woodstock but with a 21st century twist: Three days of "change, solidarity, love . . . and intense networking . . ."

Running from 25 to 27 February, and featuring entrepreneurs, artists, managers, researchers, investors, CEOs, designers and ethnologists (and speakers such as iSGTW contributor Francois Grey and CERN's James Gillies), the conference's goal is to explore the social consequences of new technologies - such as the grid. This year's theme is 'Where did the future go?"

The organizers ask: "We were told the future would be about mechanization, computerization, 1984-like nightmares or robots. What did and did not happen? What can we learn from the predictions that never materialized to better look at the future?"

Among other items, the agenda features sessions on the relationship between science fiction and design, "The Death of Privacy and Why We Should Welcome It," "Love in the 21st century," and . . . "Fondue." (This is Switzerland, after all.)

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