Objectives

Constant change, fluid standards, and an ever evolving legislative environment are leading us down many different, and in some cases, conflicting paths. Join the Augmented Society Network to lift the lid on some of this century’s most important societal and technological challenges.

This network explores ideas, activity, and research, in an attempt to understand and influence the ways in which society is augmented now and into the future. We, as individuals and as connected networks, can and should have a greater impact on Society’s relationship with the technologies and systems we use - or are destined to use. Meant as an inclusive, considered and open forum to connect, explore and offer solutions, the network’s monthly virtual sessions have focused on subjects ranging from artificial intelligence to climate change, education, creativity, supply chains, values, and much more while leading to collaborative publications, policy guidance, global events and product development.

We welcome all members of society and are eager to make room at the table for provocative and enlightening discussions around what truly matters in our augmented world.

Objectives

  • To create an inspiring and safe place for collaborators and thinkers to explore the impact of augmentative technology on society and the environment.
  •  To generate real and virtual content that will inform, generate conversation, assist in the development of policy, and inspire others.
  • To implement experimental theoretical and real products and publications combining unlikely or disruptive sources to generate new and exciting thought, creativity and partnerships. 
  • To reflect RSA mission and strategic work to extend its influence and presence globally.
  • The Augmented Society Network @ The RSA

Zoë Camper FRSA - Network lead and founding member

Founder and CEO Zoë Camper LLC - a Slow Fashion, limited-edition art-wear tech company, providing flexible work for local makers. Co-Founder of The Augmented Society Network (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce USA) and an Elected Fellow of The RSA.  You will find me at my happiest, at the intersection of art and technology. I have extensive experience in business and digital transformation, interface design and innovative uses of technology, and am a practicing artist. I am from London, and am currently living in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact Zoë

Julie Samuels FRSA - Network lead

Julie Samuels is an independent researcher. She holds a BA Hons in Visual & Performing Art, Masters in Fine Art, Post Graduate Diploma in European Digital Media, Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning and Masters of Philosophy research degree. Julie has over two decades of professional experience working in the creative media industry and the educational sector. Julie is the author of Adoption in the Digital Age: Opportunities and Challenges for the 21st Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). Contact Julie

 

 

 

Jonathan Tavssberger FRSA - Founding member

A world-renowned guide for those wishing to understand discourse on technology and its connection to societal change, Jonathan Tavssberger triggers organizational realignment to drive real impact. In addition to being Co-Founder and Director of Kaleidoko and a Professor for Boston University’s Masters in Media Ventures program, Jonathan is hired to address audiences around the world to educate and inspire. At his core, he is a connector – literally and figuratively – between the realities of today and the sustainable possibilities of tomorrow. Contact Jonathan








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