Alum to speak on cyborg anthropology
In May, Amber Case ‘08 will present “An Introduction to Cyborg Anthropology” at WebVisions 2009, an annual conference on the future of technology, web design, social media and new commerce in the Northwest. Case will explore data visualization and marketing in the online ecosystem during her session on May 22. Since graduating last year, Case founded CyborgCamp, a self-described “unconference” on the future of humans and technology, and keeps a blog at Nerdabout.com.
Case believes that new social roles have developed due to our use of technology. “How we interact with machines and technology in many ways defines who we are,” she said. “Cyborg Anthropology is a lens with which to understand what’s happening to us in a world mediated by dynamic objects, processes and change.”