Technology is all around us. It pervades our work, our play, and our personal lives. It is the vehicle for our voices, our desires, our hopes, our ideas, our outrage. Our spiritual, social, and metaphysical selves exist inside it.
The digital age is both emancipating and enslaving; both a liberation and a burden. It has given us freedom to communicate our ideas and also made it harder to communicate them freely without being monitored. It is our best hope and our worst nightmare.
Through two days of talks at the Oxford Hackspace in October this year we will:
Saturday 10:00 to 18:00 (evening social till 23:00)
Sunday 10:00 to 16:00
Lunch will be provided on both days (vegan)
For our October 2017 gathering, we are focussing on the areas of Tech & Gender, Refugee Solidarity, Housing & Homelessness, and Personal Sustainability, and we are pleased to have speakers from Refugee Resource, Transition By Design, Homeless Hack, XtreamLab, OpenStreetMap, CowleyRoad.org, and New Internationalist
Our Sunday programme features open space sessions where anyone can propose a session of from 5 to 45 in the form of a presentation/talk, facilitated discussion, demonstration, show and tell, group activity, or simple workshop. If you would like to present please contact us.
Please note that HacktionLab is a volunteer-run not-for-profit organisation with no funding other than direct contributions from members and those who attend our events. We are unable to pay any expenses for attending or participating in the event and do ask for a contribution in the form of a donation (recommended €/£10 to €/£20) to cover costs (we'll collect this during the event, so do bring please cash or your chequebook). This policy does also mean that we are able to make the event free of charge for those with little or no income; lunch is also provided 'free-of-charge' and covered by the dontain.