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Talk of professor David Pargman: Computing within Limits and the Sharing Economy/Collaborative Consumption

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03/11/2016 de 09:00 a 10:00
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UPC (Campus Nord), Building C6 Room E101
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Bio: Daniel Pargman is an associate professor at the Department of Media Technology and Interaction Design (MID) at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. He is interested in energy research and social science, teaching sustainability and computing within limits. He blogs at danielpargman.blogspot.com.
 
Abstract: Computing within Limits is (to the best of my knowledge) the most hard-core sustainability community within computing as “LIMITS aims to foster discussion on the impact of present or future ecological, material, energetic, and/or societal limits on computing” (http://limits2016.org/). The Computing within Limits workshop/conference and the community around it (Pargman and Raghavan 2015) can be seen as a rebranded version of the earlier attempt at forming a community around the concept of “Collapse Informatics” (Tomlinson et. al. 2012, Tomlinson et. al. 2013).

Within this context, professor Pargman will:

- Present the underlying premises of Computing within Limits as well as the (future) trajectory of the workshop/community.
- Discuss how the Sharing Economy/Collaborative Consumption aligns (or does not align) with Computing within Limits.
- Talk about and analyse some of the inherent contradictions of teaching sustainability/limits for engineering students at a technical university.