#CSsessions 2nd Oct, 9.30am – Richard Banks

02 October
9.30am – 1pm
Shoreditch Studios, EC2A 3HH

Over the next few weeks we’ll give you a little preview of what’s to come at our earthshatteringly exciting next #CSsessions: Technology is Evil. Is it negatively impacting out lives? We’ve got a stellar line-up in store for you again and would love to tell you a little more about each of our superstars – whet your appetite and all that. First up: Richard Banks from Microsoft Research in Cambridge.


Richard Banks is principle design manager at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK. He’s part of the Computer Mediated Living team that looks at family life – trying to understand the complexities of home and figure out how digital fits in with it. Richard joined Microsoft Seattle after graduating from the prestigious Royal College of Art in London. There he worked on Microsoft Office, Windows and MSN before returning to the UK. Richard recently wrote and published The Future of Looking Back which speculates on the nature of digital content as a legacy of our lives. To add the the accolades, he’s also Honorary Professor of Design at the University of Dundee and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

At #CSsessions, Richard will be chatting to us aboout “Supporting human values with digital technology.
Many of us are wowed daily by newly created devices and digital experiences – but  what are they actually all good for? Richard will present research from Microsoft’s Cambridge lab that looks at at the social science of  human values and the connections between them and our everyday experiences with new technology. He’ll focus particularly on some of the nuances of human-to-human communication and talk a little about how digital experiences help or hinder them.

Does Richard’s talk tickle your fancy? Grab yourself a seat:


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