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Global Futures Speaker Series - Vinay Gupta Event

Origin: 
Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design & Media
Time:
16:00 - 18:00
Date:
20 November 2013
Venue:
Lecture Theatre B, Eastside Building, Winchester School of Art

For more information regarding this event, please email Dr Victoria Walters at v.m.walters@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

Change Tears and Shear Planes… how technology is splitting society, and leaving us indecisive

Overview:

Vinay Gupta is the designer of the hexayurt, a modern disaster relief shelter alternative to the tent. In this talk, he will be discussing social cohesion and Open Source, the profound disorientation caused by nanotechnology and nanomaterials and why Edward Snowden probably marks the beginning of the end of "business as usual" for the rest of our lives.

Biography:

Vinay Gupta is one of the world’s leading thinkers on infrastructure theory, state failure solutions, and managing global system risks, including poverty/development and the environmental crisis. He works at both the theoretical level, building models and mapping tools like Simple Critical Infrastructure Maps (used by US DOD) and at the completely practical level, where he is best known as the designer of the hexayurt, an award-winning replacement for the disaster relief tent which provides shelter at 20% the cost of a tent. Gupta helped start the US National Defense University STAR-TIDES program on humanitarian assistance, consulted on urban resilience for Arup, and is an Associate Fellow of the UCL Institute for Security and Resilience Studies

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