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Tom Chatfield

Technology Humanist: Tom Chatfield

Tom Chatfield’s six books exploring digital culture, most recently “Live This Book!” (Penguin), have appeared in over two dozen languages. An author, broadcaster and tech philosopher, he’s interested in improving our experiences of digital technology - and better understanding its use in work and living. A TED Global speaker, faculty member at The School of Life and BBC columnist, Tom has collaborated with companies including Google, Teach For All, Mind Candy, BBC Worldwide, Channel 4 Education, Six to Start, Preloaded, Flamingo and SAGE Publications. He’ll be speaking on time and attention in a digital age - and how print and paper can help us think critically about technology.

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Born in Edinburgh in 1987, Peter Gregson is a cellist and composer “...working at the forefront of the new music scene” (The New Yorker) He has premiered works by composers including Max Richter, Johann Johannsson, Gabriel Prokofiev, Tod Machover, Steve Reich, and regularly collaborates with many of the world’s leading technologists, including UnitedVisualArtists, Microsoft Labs, and the Media Lab at MIT. Peter is also in demand as a cello soloist for many of Hollywood’s top composers, and his 5-string electric cello has even been digitised into a sample library with Spitfire Audio! His score for Alan Rickman’s ‘A LITTLE CHAOS’ (starring Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts) was recently nominated for the 2015 World Soundtrack Awards. Peter's latest album for cello, piano, strings, and analogue synthesiser, TOUCH, is available now.

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