The Evolution of our Relationship with Technology

2017 - Calgary, Canada at CAMP Festival

We are on the verge of a technology awakening that will change what it means to be human.
As humans we have hacked the world around us using its materials in new ways to help improve our lives. From using dumb and predictable objects that helped us solve our primary needs to crafting more advanced tools that help us solve the same problems more efficiently and solve higher needs. But the more advanced tools tend to me more complex, less predictable, requiring feedback, states, and advanced user interfaces to help reduce the time between our intentions and actions.

With the industrial revolution, our relationship with technology changed, accepting that machines can outperform us physically. With the introduction of computers, we accepted that machines can outperform our minds. We are now at the point where our technological solutions are becoming more aware, independent, and capable of making decisions in complex situations without specific instructions. In this new scenario, we are at the verge of a new phase of human computer interaction.

This is a moment where we are not just using technology but rather collaborating with it, and that requires teaching technology how to become human literate to successfully make decisions on our behalf.



2017 - Barcelona, Spain. Public lecture at Harbour.space University

The Evolution of our Relationship with Technology

"With the industrial revolution, our relationship with technology changed, accepting that machines can outperform us physically. With the introduction of computers, we accepted that machines can outperform our minds. We are now at the point where technology is becoming aware, independent, and capable of making decisions on its own. In this new scenario, we are at the verge of a new phase of human computer interaction. The definition of a new relationship with technology. This is a moment where we are just only using technology but rather teaching technology how to become human literate and make decisions in our behalf."




Design of Future Experiences

2016 - Milan, Italy. First edition of Digital Design Day.





Experimenting at the Edge of Digital

2012 - Namur, Belgium at KIKK Festival




Back to Reality

2012 - Warsaw, Poland at Imagination Day

Cannes Lions Imagination Day was a conference taking place in Warsaw, Poland attended by over 1000 creatives. The event had the goal to inspire and stimulate people's imagination by sharing the best case studies and creating a space for the exchange of ideas and experiences.




Other talks and panels

2017 - Calgary, Canada at CAMP Festival - "The Evolution of Our Relationship with Technology"

2017 - Barcelona, Spain at Harbour.Space University - "The Evolution of Our Relationship with Technology"

2017 - LA, USA at Automobility LA - "Design and Developer Challenge" with Mike Milley and Seleta Reynolds

2016 - Milano, Italy at DDD - "Design of Future Experiences"

2013 - London, UK at GLUG - "Collaborate to Innovate"

2013 - Toronto, Canada at FITC - "Media Convergence?" with Kerry Morrison, Ana Serrano, and Irene Pereyra.

2013 - Toronto, Canada at FITC - "Experimenting at the Edge of Digital: Robots, Technology and Natural Interactions"

2012 - Namur, Belgium at KIKK Festival - "Experimenting at the Edge of Digital"

2012 - Warsaw, Poland at Imagination Day - "Back to Reality"

2012 - Cannes, France at Cannes Lions - "Experimenting at the Edge of Digital"

2012 - Toronto, Canada at FITC - "Back to the Good Old Tangible World"

2012 - Amsterdam, Netherlands at FITC - "The Secrets Of Creation" with Aaron James Draplin, Ivan Poupyrev, and Jason Theodor.

2012 - Graz, Austria at Springsessions - "Back to the Good Old Tangible World"

2012 - Amsterdam, Netherlands at FITC - "Back to the Good Old Tangible World"

2011 - Amsterdam, Netherlands at FITC - "The Metamorphosis of Digital Productions"

Teaching

2018 - "Intro to Interaction Design" in Kochi, India at CIID

2018 - "Intro to Interaction Design" in Copenhagen, Denmark at CIID

2017 - "Experience Design" in Barcelona, Catalunya at Harbour.Space

2017 - "Intro to Interaction Design" in Copenhagen, Denmark at CIID