Boston Decompression 2018: Aye, Robot
Our modern 21st century lives are awash in information. Many of our waking moments are spent buffeted on all sides by interruptions, notifications and alerts. Algorithmically directed content pulls us in like a current and we are swept away on streams of data, processing as much as we can all while bailing out buckets of metadata about our online selves. We are adrift in this modern digital information ocean, and here there be pirates!
Your digital self is a vessel set sail in international waters, navigating the trade winds and shipping lanes of an online ocean. Along the way you may encounter friendly ships offering trade and adventure, or a swashbuckling bot looking to plunder! Can you resist the siren’s clickbait song? Does the smiling smuggler offer riches or a Trojan? Are you yourself in search of safe harbor, or maybe the pirate’s bay? In all this is your device a sail or an anchor?
Yarr! Come one, come all, ye robots and pirates alike! Climb aboard ye corsairs and cyborgs, buccaneers and bots, privateers and proxies, scallywags, SCARAs, bio-mechanical mermaids, Blackbeard and Bender! On Saturday November 3rd, the Steel Yard in Providence be our port o’ call for high seas adventure!. So fly the Jolly Roger and release the kraken v2.0, but avast, be sure to correctly identify ye captcha phrase and join our crew for Boston Decompression 2018: Aye, Robot!
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