Dragon Hall Debate: Mobile phones – tyranny or liberation?
Mobile technology has taken over the world. We use it to communicate privately with loved ones and to publicly display edited highlights of our lives. In this debate, Gerard Parr MBE, Professor of Computing Sciences at UEA, and writer Olivia Sudjic will address whether our increasing reliance on mobile technology is a vehicle for liberation – or tyranny.
Doors open for all events at 6.30 for a 7pm start.
Suitable for ages 16+.
Prof Gerard Parr MBE holds the Full Chair in Telecommunications Engineering and is Head of the School of Computing Sciences at UEA. Within his academic career, areas of research include wireless sensor clouds, disaster response communications, massive data acquisition and transport protocols, delay-sensitive protocols, and energy-aware autonomic networking for sensor-clouds and edge computing. Profile
Olivia Sudjic is a writer living in London. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Financial Times, Guardian and The Sunday Times. Her debut novel, Sympathy, was a finalist for the Salerno European Book Award, the Collyer Bristow Prize and has been translated into five languages. Her essay, Exposure, is published by Peninsula Press in 2018.
The free Dragon Hall Debates series, presented jointly by the University of East Anglia and the National Centre for Writing, tackles a range of topical scientific, cultural and political issues, drawing on the expertise of UEA academics as well as guest thinkers, writers and commentators. Come along and hear from the panel, then join the conversation and have your say. All are welcome.