This Thursday at McNally Robinson on Grant, ZenFri’s Corey King will be joining a roster of University of Manitoba professors in a discussion of “High-Tech Humans: Exploring the Limitless Potential of Technology”. The event, which starts at 7pm, is part of the university’s long-running Café Scientifiques discussion series.

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Café Scientifiques are designed provide insight into topics of popular interest by bringing researchers and industry experts together in a relaxed atmosphere in hopes of creating a space for discussion between experts and the general public.

This weeks Café event is summarized as follows:

“Technology has permeated almost all aspects of our lives – from the way we socialize, to how we entertain, learn, and express ourselves. It is also being used by an increasingly wide range of individuals, with diverse abilities, interests and tasks. This panel will share their insight into this interplay between technology and the individual. They will discuss several aspects, including the impact of technology on flow, how technology can meet the needs of its users and how augmented and virtual reality technologies facilitate creative expression while also considering the dangers of such experiences.”

Panelists for this event include:

  • Andrea Bunt – Associate Professor of Computer Science, Co-director of the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) lab
  • Kelley Main – Associate Professor of Marketing, Department Head, Marketing Department, Asper School of Business
  • Corey King  – Co-Owner of ZenFri Inc.

The University of Manitoba Café Scientifique is funded, hosted and organized by the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International). The University of Manitoba has been hosting and organizing Café Scientifiques at McNally Robinson Booksellers since the fall of 2008, with more than 51 Cafés to date.

This event is open to the public and we encourage anyone interested in learning about how technology may change who we are as individuals and our society to come on out! Be sure to bring  your questions!