HBL Events: If Conference

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Halley VI Antarctic research station by Hugh Broughton Architects

The inaugural iq2 If Conference took place November 25-26 at the Royal Geographical Society in London. More than 30 speakers across a wide range of disciplines presented future thinking on subjects involving digital gaming, experiential travel, extreme ageing, self-hacking, and the importance of making.

Sexual health campaign for over-50s by researchers at the Helen Hamlyn Centre

Each 15-minute presentation will be made available to watch online via Intelligence²'s website. Here is our pick of the talks to focus on:
  1. Architect Hugh Broughton on designing modular, sustainable architecture for Antarctica
  2. Neuroscientist Susan Greenfield delivering a barnstorming presentation on how our burgeoning screen culture is physically altering our brains
  3. Scientist Dr. Also Faisal describing how the eye is the new mouse - and is now being used by the motor-impaired to hold conversations, write text messages and surf the internet
  4. Jeremy Myerson, director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre, discussing the dynamic design challenges of ageing
  5. Design critic, and founding director of the Design Museum, Stephen Bayley emphasising the importance of making, and of knowing how a rivet works
For subscribers only, click here to read our introduction to six key ideas to emerge from the event. And subscribers can also read our interview with one of the speakers, Dr. Rachel Armstrong, who introduced delegates to the concept of Living Architecture.