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Edge of Tomorrow: Is your data contributing to climate change?

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What’s on offer?

Join us for an interactive story in which your choices change the course of the story. Participate through an ‘arcade game’ lasting between 5-10 minutes in which the decisions you make in the game have an impact on your character’s data use and the consequences this has on CO2 emissions and the wider ‘state of the world’.

After the game you can chat to us and others about your experience and the insights you've gained from playing. Help us to as we explore the concept of the Internet of Things and The Edge and their effects on the natural environment with a focus on the increasing data practices generated by the devices associated with these technologies.

What’s it about?

This event aims to make the intangible consequences of data choices tangible. These may be the choices we all make as active beneficiaries of using the Internet and therefore producers of data, or it may be the choices made by those who design the infrastructure and systems we use, collecting unnecessary data in the background. It even includes the choices made by malicious actors in our digital world.

Who’s leading the event?

The 'Edge of Tomorrow: Understanding the Impacts of IoT Cybersecurity and Datafication to Co-design a Sustainable Edge' team.

Dr Adrian Gradinar (Principal Investigator);

Dr Michael Stead (Co-Investigator);

Franziska Pilling (Researcher) all from Imagination Lancaster.

With support from Joe Bourne, Creative Communications Research Fellow, PETRASiot

Open to

Open to all

Of particular interest to

Those who have an interest in climate change and/or those with IoT devices/smart devices/Edge Computing devices in their home.

Event Booking details

No booking required. Come along and find us in the fabulous venue of Lancaster Castle (The Lancaster Suite)

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