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Join us on October 21-22 for the New Body Language
Wearable. Implantable. Outrageously connected. In a world where we’re infusing connective computing power into anything, when and where will we want to keep it close to us—on or even under our skin? Our experience of personal technologies is undergoing a phase shift as the human body becomes the new frontier of technology adoption. As we begin placing computing power in, on, and around the body, it will transform how we work, connect, experience fun and even shape our own sense of identity.
On October 21-22, IFTF’s Technology Horizons Program will host its fall conference—The New Body Language: the Future of Wearables, Wireless, and Body Area Networks. The event will feature deep dives into entertainment, work, fashion and other topics, and leading speakers including:
- Billie Whitehouse, Founder of Wearable Experiments
- Golden Krishna, Author, The Best Interface is No Interface
- Rachel Hinman, Author, The Mobile Frontier: The Guide For Designing Mobile Experiences
With a deep focus on exploring the user adoption demands that will shape the future of body area networks, participants will leave the event with an understanding of the technical possibilities and deep insight about how to use these technologies to design solutions that meet user needs.
As part of Technology Horizons fall conference, we are pleased to open two evening events to the public—space is limited and pre-registration required (below).
SuperBetter Book Talk
with Jane McGonigal
Join us Tuesday, October 20 at 6pm for a pre-conference talk from New York Times bestselling author and renowned game developer Jane McGonigal, who will be sharing snapshots of her new book, SuperBetter: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver, and More Resilient—Powered by the Science of Games. Based on her own experience designing a game to help her recover from a concussion—and years of research in which more than 400,000 people played the game—Jane will explore what we can learn and gain by applying a gameful mindset to the toughest challenges we face.
Join us Wednesday, October 21 at 6pm for this thought-provoking evening conversation with IFTF Distinguished Fellow Jamais Cascio exploring the next decade of body area networks, which will involve incredible experimentation and innovation and create a generational shift in our relationships with machines. Jamais will share three scenarios set a generation ahead to highlight different possibilities for how we will use body area networks when they are a mature—and invisible—part of our lives.
In addition, you can explore previous years' Technology Horizons research online, as well as subscribe to receive upcoming issues of IFTF's free News from the Future.