geeKyoto 2008

Living In The Changed World

10:00 -16:30 - Saturday 17th May 2008. Conway Hall, London. £20.

We broke the world. Now what?

Mark Simpkins and Ben Hammersley announce a one day conference in central London, with designers, technologists, artists, architects, policy-makers, explorers, economists and scientists, and clever people like you, to discuss the future and how we9ll live in it.

Inspired by TED and last year9s Interesting2007 event, we are holding our own conference in London to look into the theme that interest us: change in the world.

We have curated a day that will be inspiring and insightful. We think you9ll leave having learnt something new, with new ways to look at the world and how it changes, and new strategies and models of thought for further action.

geeKyoto 2008 is a cross-discipline event, targeted at everybody with an interest in the world we live in.

Speaking we have:

  • AdrianHon &Naomi Alderman
  • Christian Nold - Artist (
  • Gavin Starks - Website (
  • Alex Haw - Architect
  • DIY Kyoto
  • Richard Sandford - Futurelab
  • Adam Thorpe - Vexed Generation & Design Against Crime (Central St.Martins)
  • Emma Mulqueny - UK GovWeb 
  • Mitchell Sava - PolyWonk
  • James Smith - Do The Green Thing
  • Bryony Worthington -
  • Ed Scotcher -
  • Gobion Rowlands - Red Redemption
  • Ben Saunders - Explorer, Speaker (

(the final speaker list will be confirmed closer to the day and is subject to alteration).

We will follow the event with a social meetup nearby for the rest of the evening.

We are also in discussion with the organisers of 4Good, The festival of social innovation and 4IP, Channel 4 new innovations fund to find ways to progress the ideas and conversations that start at geeKyoto.

Tickets are available at:


Mark Simpkins


gsm: +44(0)7855 365 481


Ben Hammersley




geeKyoto 2008 is being supported by:

Proboscisis a not-for-profit artist-led studio which combines artistic practice withcommissioning, curatorial projects, design andconsultancy. Collaborationis at the core of our creative practice and ethos: we work across disciplinesand practices - with associate artists, writers, curators, critics, designers,technologists, filmmakers, scientists and theorists - to explore social,cultural and creative issues.

Other supporters to be announced.

Name Sales End Price
Early Bird Ended £20
Attendee Ended £20

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