FITC Toronto 2018

2018-04-08 00:00:00 2018-04-11 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2018 FITC Toronto is a three-day professional celebration of the best the world has to offer in design, web development, media and innovation in creative technologies. Toronto FITC Toronto


Today’s emerging technologies such as facial recognition, AI and machine learning will impact our everyday lives in unprecedented ways.

Typically, as designers and consultants, we are tasked with transforming the potential of these technologies into almost magical experiences, products and services.

In addition to exploring the potentials of these technologies, what can we learn from not only thinking about their benefits but also about their potential future downsides, misuses and unintended consequences?

This talk will showcase unique methods that let us not only see but also experience what these potential futures might feel like. By making them experiential these methods challenge our existing assumptions about technology and provide new points of view.

It will finalize with an award-winning experiment (shown at Interaction17, Vivid Sidney, TEDx) that lets participants experience first-hand how quickly and unexpectedly their own personal data can come back to haunt them.


Proposing and showcasing new methods of using interactive experiences to make subject matters experiential.

Target Audience

Designers, researchers, social scientists

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. The potential implications of increasing access to our personal data
  2. Some of the ethical and technical implications of black box algorithms
  3. New approaches to using interactive experiences as a method to make knowledge experiential
  4. A rethinking of their current assumptions of personal data
  5. A lot about their fellow audience members