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Wednesday, October 21 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Human/Tech Interface: Are We Becoming Cyborgs?

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Wearable tech is a gateway drug to becoming a cyborg, but many of us are much farther along with it comes to human augmentation, performance enhancement, and body modification. But what is a cyborg anyway? Which technologies and modifications count and which don't, and why? Does the intense or extreme integration of personal technology with our bodies change what it means to be human, normal, or natural? What, if any, are the moral or ethical limits to augmentation and enhancement? And why in the world is a cyborg pride festival necessary?

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Rich MacKinnon

Founder, BorgFest
Rich MacKinnon is a successful tech entrepreneur and the founder and executive director of the Borgfest Cyborg Festival and Human Augmentation Expo. Borgfest was created to celebrate and support those with prosthetics, orthotics, implants, transplants, augmentations, performance enhancements, body mod, quantified selves, and wearable tech. He is building a community of people who are comfortable living with alternative anatomy and redefining what... Read More →

Wednesday October 21, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Connect Coworking 33 S 5th Ave, Tucson, AZ

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