BBC Digital Planet (formerly BBC Click) has launched on April 30th and Ghislaine Boddington continues as the bi-weekly Studio Expert, co-presenting, commenting and analysing the items, giving topical commentary and insights alongside anchor presenter Gareth Mitchell and Studio Expert Bill Thompson.
BBC Digital Planet is a weekly radio show broadcast weekly on BBC World Service (8 x a week into different timezones). It discusses technology and how it impacts our daily lives. It is presented by Gareth Mitchell with the weekly participation of Bill Thompson and Ghislaine Boddington. Produced for BBC World Service by Ania Lichtarowicz.
We are concerned with new trends, new technologies, and new ways we use digital tools in our everyday lives rather than just talking about the latest shiny toys and gadgets. As we explore how the ever evolving digital world is changing our culture and our societies, we don’t shy away from the news of the day, looking at how digital technologies shape the top stories affecting us all.
BBC Digital Planet has a passionate and engaged audience around the world and is also available as a downloadable Podcast for 30 days after broadcast. You can download to the podcast here.
There is also an active Facebook group – Digital Planet Listeners – that you can follow and join here.
Ghislaine Boddington presented at 4YFN (4 Years From Now) Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which took place from 25 – 27 February 2019. 4YFN showcases the latest tech startup innovations from around the world. Featuring curated content, pitches, competitions and dedicated networking sessions, the event is tailor-made to connect the international startup community, investors, talent and corporations.
On Monday 25 February, Ghislaine Boddington, Co-founder and Creative Director of body>data>space, joined the 4YFN as a Body and Immersive Tech Expert, giving a keynote on her research ‘The Internet of Bodies’ and presenting as part of Biohacking Onstage: Live Human Chip Implant Show later on that day.
Opening Keynote Futurism: Internet of Bodies Monday 25 February, 11:40 – 12:10, Fira Montjuïc Hall 8, Agora Stage Speaker: Ghislaine Boddington (Creative Director & Co-Founder, body>data>space)
Biohacking Onstage: Live Human Chip Implant Show Monday 25 February, Fira Montjuic Hall 8, Banco Sabadell Time for some Biohacking! The future of the human species is here. Join us as we create a human “cyborg” in front of your eyes! We will implant an RFID chip into the hand of a willing subject and test its functionality! We will talk about the future of biohacking and human modification and how this will effect our lives in the long run. What is going on in the world of biohacking right now? What can YOU do to biohack yourself? What does the future of biohacking entail? The Biohacking Live Human Chip Implant took place at 4YFN Barcelona 2019 with Edgar Pons of Nanoboost and Ghislaine Boddington of body data space. Watch the video here.
You can find more information about the conference and the speakers here.
Ghislaine joins Douglas Rushkoff for a conversation about the nature of immersive technologies and how we might bring our bodies with us into the digital realm. Rather than diminish the role of the physical body, Ghislaine’s work celebrates the body as an integral part of enhanced immersive experience. Full podcast avaliable here.