Rioting, Ballet, and Elvis's Hips

A session at PICNIC '11

Wednesday 14th September, 2011

2:40pm to 3:05pm (AMT)

"Smart cities, ubicomp, and other technological wonders are all very well, but cities are made of people, and people are weird. Ben Hammersley will look at how cultures and society change, how technology can outpace good manners, and how designers and makers can change the world without getting into a fight, punching an artist, or taking off their ballet shoes. Featuring music, silly jokes, some quantum physics, and no slides whatsoever!

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Ben Hammersley

Journalist, writer, speaker, flying trapeze bio from Twitter

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Netherlands Netherlands, Amsterdam

14th16th September 2011

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Time 2:40pm3:05pm AMT

Date Wed 14th September 2011

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