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Luddites and Fools:

Creativity and technology in a digital age

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This Debate

Alice Bartlett, James Garvey, Pat Kane, Olivia Solon. Vassili Christodoulou hosts.

From crashing Windows to intrusive smartphones, we love to hate our technology. Should we give up our Luddite tendencies and endorse technology as a source of playful  creativity as well as practical value? Or would this narrow our horizons and make us victims of the success of the machines?

The Panel

Author of The Play Ethic Pat Kane, technologist and programmer Alice Bartlett,  WIRED's Olivia Solon and Philosopher's Magazine editor James Garvey embrace the new now.

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  • Olivia Solon
    The Pitch
    Technology can enhance creativity
  • James Garvey
    The Pitch
    Technology limits imaginative thought
  • Alice Bartlett
    The Pitch
    Technology democratises artistic skills
  • Pat Kane
    The Pitch
    Digital technology has not affected creativity
  • The Debate
    Theme One
    Does technology change us?
  • The Debate
    Theme Two
    Creativity and technology
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