July 17th, 6.45pm, Workhouse Union
Presented by Professor Linda Doyle, Dean of Research and Professor of Engineering and the Arts, Trinity College, Dublin
Linda Doyle is an engineer with a wonderful imagination. For this talk, Doyle will bring her technological research and knowledge of the wireless world to imagine a house of the future, a so-called ‘smart home’. Or is it a house of today? Describing the different interventions already in the home, and the pieces of technology that might potentially fill the home, Doyle raises issues around responsibility and indeed, around the ethics of technology. She argues that these present and near-future changes, transforming our homes into ‘bricks, mortar and data’, might be the most radical ever experienced. How then, must we respond?
Introduction to the series:
The RTÉ Radio 1 DAVIS NOW LECTURES 2019 present aspects of MAKING HOME by contributors renowned in their fields of ARCHITECTURE, HISTORY, TECHNOLOGY, ARTS and ECONOMICS.
At the heart of the DAVIS NOW LECTURES is the aim of bringing to audiences newly-commissioned lectures from our finest scholars, artists and thinkers. Five lectures are recorded on location around Ireland for future broadcast as hour-long edited programmes. Each event consists of a lecture, questions and remarks by an invited audience and then a public Q+A session.
The series consultant editor is architectural historian Dr Ellen Rowley, of University College Dublin. The DAVIS NOW LECTURES 2019 series is supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and its academic partner is University College Dublin. The RTÉ Radio series producer is Clíodhna Ní Anluain.