Technopolis: Unravelling the Net of Technological Domination - Location Announce

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07.06.2005

The machine is all around us, omnipresent and omniscient. It's the camera on the street corner, the chip in your debit card and the number allotted to your child at birth. The machine is without and within. It's in the way we have been trained and domesticated since birth to fit into a mechanical world dictated by capital and the tick, tick, tick of its clock.

Those who want to increase control and domination over our lives have invented increasingly pervasive technologies. From biotech to nanotech, through RFID, gait analysis and new 'non lethal' weapons to aid crowd control: they are all further attempts to quantify and standardise our lives.

We see these 'new technologies of control' as part of a wider project of a new wave of enclosure by capital.

We are calling this gathering in order to discuss and analyse the implications of these new technologies of control, alongside potential responses of resistance that do not merely fall into playing out stock responses, and fulfilling the role of 'loyal opposition'.

Gathering to be held at

Buckingham Road
off Headingley Lane
LEEDS
LS6 1BP

between 9th and 12th June.

Three days of learning, discussion and games to explore new technologies of control and resistance to them.

Leeds, England - 9th - 12th June 2005

Location announced:

Buckingham Road
off Headingley Lane
LEEDS
LS6 1BP

Grid Reference SE284355, Lat. / Long. N53:48:57 W1:34:12

More info:

http://www.eco-action.org/technopolis
technopolis@hushmail.com
0113 278 7465 (or 07913 216 260 if the landline isn't working.)