Stelarc

On August 14, 2012, in News, Presenters, Summit, by Adam Ford

Stelarc (born Stelios Arcadiou, but legally changed his name in 1972) is a Cypriot-Australian performance artist whose works focuses heavily on extending the capabilities of the human body. As such, most of his pieces are centred around his concept that the human body is obsolete. Until 2007 he held the position of Principal Research Fellow […]

Vernor Vinge’s ‘First Word’ on the Singularity

On August 14, 2012, in News, by Adam Ford

An article in the January 1983 edition of OMNI Magazine titled ‘First Word’ by Vernor Vinge introduced the idea that the ever-accelerating evolution of computer intelligence itself might soon produce ‘a kind of singularity’. This was Vernor’s first in-print fling at the Singularity. For context, Vinge’s novella ‘True Names’ (which addresses the concept of a […]

Panel: Alan Turing – Visionary and Genuis

On August 11, 2012, in News, Panel, Summit, by Adam Ford

Of special significance this year is the centenary of Alan Turing’s birth. This panel will have focus on Alan Turing and his unique impact on the history of computing, computer science, artificial intelligence, developmental biology, and the mathematical theory of computability. Panelists include Marcus Hutter, David Dowe, and James Harland. Craig Pearce will give an […]

Peter Spinks

On August 2, 2012, in News, Presenters, Summit, by Adam Ford

Peter Spinks will chair the concluding panel at the Singularity Summit 2012 entitled “Technoshock! The Promise and the Peril in a World Radically Changing through Technology!” Peter Spinks explores the curiosities of science in his weekly column for The Age’s education section. He wrote an article “Minds of their own” not too long ago about […]

Panel: Technoshock! The Promise and the Peril in a World Radically Changing through Technology

On August 1, 2012, in News, Panel, Summit, Video, by Adam Ford

This panel will be the closing panel at the Singularity Summit Australia. Chair: Peter Spinks Panelists: Marcus Hutter, Randal Koene, Meredith Doig Video of Panel: What excites you about the future? What frightens you? How might the future change the way we live? And how might we change the way we live in the future? […]

The Conversation: Augmentation technologies are here but are people listening?

On July 24, 2012, in News, by Adam Ford

I recently was made aware of an article that popped up on The Conversation: Augmentation technologies are here but are people listening?  Very interesting article, short and to the point, worth a read. “There’s an implicit judgement at play: being the traditional purview of philosophy and genre fiction, the sociological and ontological ramifications of these […]

Singularity Weblog piece on the Singularity Summit Australia – The Singularity Is Going Down Under

On July 19, 2012, in News, by Adam Ford

See http://www.singularityweblog.com/2012-singularity-summit-australia/ The Singularity Is Going Down Under: The 2012 Singularity Summit Australia is Near by Socrates 0 Comments and 1 Reaction A goal without a plan is wishful thinking. So whether my desire to attend the 2012 Singularity Summit Australia remains a mere wish or becomes reality depends entirely on the next 30 days during which […]

Singularity Summit as part of National Science Week

On July 19, 2012, in News, by Adam Ford

National Science Week encourages creativity and innovation when planning an event for the Week’s festivities. Singularity Summit Australia on Science Week Website The Singularity Summit Australia seeks to fulfill the National Science Week objectives to: Promote and encourage interest in the areas of science, engineering, technology and/or innovation; and Communicate the relevance of this area […]

Mark Pesce

On July 1, 2012, in Abstract, News, Presenters, Summit, Video, by Adam Ford

Video of Mark Pesce’s presentation “Mid-Singular” at the Singularity Summit Australia 2012: Mark Pesce is an inventor, writer, entrepreneur, educator and broadcaster. In 1994 Pesce co-invented VRML, a 3D interface to the World Wide Web. Pesce has written five books, including VRML: Browsing and Building Cyberspace and The Playful World: How Technology is Transforming Our […]

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