Technologies and (In)Visibility in Disability Futures

Technologies and (In)Visibility in Disability Futures

Prof Stuart Murray, Katie Brown, Amelia DeFalco, Luna Dolezal, Raymond Holt, Tony Prescott, Graham Pullin, Michael Szollosy, Ellie WakefordZoom

This panel will showcase the work of the 5-year ‘Imagining Technologies for Disability Futures’ research project, based at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, Exeter and Dundee. It will explore issues that surround the visibility of a range of disability technologies through a set of multi-disciplinary approaches and formats that reflect the project team’s expertise. We will focus on the following: questions of technological absence/presence (surveillance, biotechnologies and waste, Robots and ectogenesis) in the imagining of alternative forms of embodiment in contemporary speculative fictions; the in/over/visibility and ‘disappearance’ of Augmentative and Alternative Communications as they become figured in the design and implementation of new technologies, for example brain-to-speech implants or hearing prosthetics, in the context of co-constructed conversational interaction, the legibility of disability, and disabled identity; and developing technologies of child healthcare through assistive social robots and immersive telepresence systems.

We will present these across three interwoven 30-minute sections and will use video, provocations and presented papers.

Katie Brown (Dundee)
Amelia DeFalco (Leeds)
Luna Dolezal (Exeter)
Raymond Holt (Leeds)
Stuart Murray (Leeds)
Tony Prescott (Sheffield)
Graham Pullin (Dundee)
Michael Szollosy (Sheffield)
Ellie Wakeford (Leeds)

University of Leeds, University of Dundee, University of Exeter, University of Sheffield, UK
Fri 12:00 - 13:30
Disability, Narrative
Curated session