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Travelling Tales of Technological Transformation from Abroad

Please note events take place on the ground floor on 13 May and basement 14-15 May. There is no step-free access for events. Food and drinks can be ordered.
Past event - 2024
14 May Doors open at 7pm. Event 7:30pm - 9:00pm.
Loading Bar Stoke Newington, 129 Stoke Newington High St,
London N16 0PH
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In an age where national borders mean nothing to tech and media giants alike, are we all doomed to use the same apps and consume the same stories over and over again? Not if normal people have anything to say about it. Regular citizens and lone creators are challenging official narratives in unexpected and transformative ways, and we have the talks to prove it.

Governing Emerging Technologies in the Global South

Brian Tshuma (PhD Candidate, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London)
What's even better than beer? Technology. It’s like magic, only with wires. But technology’s got a dark side, too. Our gadgets are like spies, always collecting data on what we do online and using it to shape our behaviours without us realising it. However, people all over the globe are fighting back. In Zimbabwe, for example, people are flipping the script on a mobile money platform called Ecocash. They’ve now got the government throwing a hissy fit and trying to regain control over the money supply. So buckle up, folks, for I’ll be your guide to how the tangled web of technology is reshaping society and what we can do about it.

Greek Gods and Victorian Vampires – But Make Them Asian

Leslie Wong (PhD Candidate, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, King's College London)
Contemporary Western popular culture is filled with stories and characters based on Graeco-Roman mythology and/or Victorian literature. But what happens when Asian videogames and webcomics decide to put their own spin on Medusa or Dracula? Why would they even want to? In this talk, we’ll look at some recent examples of cross-cultural adaptation from Asia and think about what they can tell us about the societies in which they were made. Hint: they were all beneficiaries of Western tech and victims of Western imperialism at some point. Come for the sexy Asian vampires; stay for the history lesson!
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