Daria Martin, Schering Stiftung Projektraum

 

Digital Salon: A Soft Spot for Cyborgs

22.05.2017, Berlin | Smart robot hands, artificial legs, printable organs: Are implants the panacea of the future? Where does 3D printing lead us, and what are the legal consequences? These and other questions will be addressed during a Digital Salon entitled “A Soft Spot for Cyborgs,” which will be held at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society on June 28, 2017, at 7 p.m.

Digitaler Salon_HIIG

As part of a monthly discussion series the “Digital Salon,” the invited guests grapple with questions of our digitally connected world. They look at Internet phenomena, discuss the pros and cons of technological changes, and provide food for thought. The Digital Salon is a collaboration of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) and Kooperative Berlin.

With the support of the Ernst Schering Foundation, the HIIG organizes a total of four special programs on the topic of “Human Health in the Digital Age.” Digitization affects every area of life, including health: personalized medicine through genetic testing, customized medical prostheses from the 3D printer, and nursing robots are only three examples. The HIIG’s Digital Salon aims to discuss and critically evaluate these developments and their ethical and social implications.

Digital Salon: A Soft Spot for Cyborgs

Smart robot hands, artificial legs, printable organs: Are implants the panacea of the future? Where does 3D printing lead us, and what are the legal consequences?

June 28, 2017, 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Analog: Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society | Französische Str. 9 | Berlin-Mitte

Digital: #DigSal • livestream via www.hiig.de

Video: The program can later be viewed on the YouTube channel of the HIIG.

More information at: https://www.hiig.de/digitaler-salon/

Photos: Digital Salon | 1 (c) HIIG | 2 (c) Mathias Völzke

Digitaler Salon_Mathias Voelzke

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