Hack night: self-driving toy car #1

23-11-17 19:00 - 23-11-17 22:00
Waag, Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam

Technology can be taken apart and put back together in unexpected ways.

During this hands-on workshop we will show you what is going on inside a toy car, how to hack the remote control and make the car follow a line independently! We will work in small groups, with sensors, arduinos and soldering irons.

Baby, you can drive my car

Using the topic of the self-driving car as a starting point, Waag and Hackers & Designers invites you to explore the changing role of technology in our civic society. In a series of events, we'll investigate what's behind the self-driving car; get acquainted with sensors; and discuss themes surrounding this topic with ethicists, technologists, artists, and policy makers.

People and technology

Using technical and societal developments in and around the self-driving car, we'll engage in a number of collective thought experiments challenging and critically reflecting on the relationship and dependencies between technological innovation and societal developments. How are the technologies we rely on constructed? What dilemmas do we encounter during the development of a self-driving vehicle? How much control should we cede to technology? What types of moral frameworks should we agree upon?

These are some of the questions we, along with the audience, will grapple with and use to discuss alternatives to given solutions.

Entrance is 7,50 euro. With your museum night bracelet you can enter for free. Don't forget to register. This night is English spoken.