Digital You: a NESTA discussion on telepresence
Digital You was an early morning discussion in London, organised by NESTA, that looked at telepresence and the psychology of electronic communications.
NESTA is the UK’s National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts – an independent body with a mission to make the UK more innovative.
The event, which was chaired by NESTA’s Rachel Grant, explored how robotics and new collaboration tools can emulate being there in person, and how we can make better use of email and video conferencing without ‘information overload’.
- Jean-Christophe Baillie, CEO, Gostai, a French company making telepresence robots and software
- Ghislaine Boddington, creative director, body>data>space, a UK interdisciplinary design collective
- Richard Harper, principal researcher, Microsoft Research
- Nick Sheppard, head of collaboration, Cisco UK&I at Cisco Systems