Angie is a communication designer and data graphics developer, working since 2015 with Gapminder Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden, where he is responsible for the integration of the various software efforts around gapminder.org/tools and developing the new data pictures. Previously designed and developed data-intense visualisations for oil platform safety monitoring (ABB Research, Sweden), user interfaces for online payment aggregator (Robokassa, Russia), control systems and operator user interfaces for the ore processing factory (Realtime Software, Russia). Holds academic degrees in Human computer interaction and design (KTH, Stockholm, 2014), minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Aalto, Helsinki, 2014), Industrial Automation and Control Systems (URFU, Yekaterinburg, 2011), and a title of a Ph.D. drop-out. Angie has a Russian-Swedish origin, speaks almost four languages and is 29 years young. His free time activities are everything that involves mountains, doing stunts on bicycles, data art, photography, complaining about number formats and not using Oxford comma because it breaks the flow of enumeration in a sentence.
Today, digital products and companies are not just changing the way we live our lives, but also playing an increasingly influential role in public policy and governance. We have reached a point where consumer goods produced by technology industries are beginning to reshape what it means to be Human.
This year, we are going to explore advances in biohacking and transhumanism and their implications for humankind. Will they be to our benefit, further enhancing quality of life? How mindful should we be of the potential social and ethical pitfalls whilst we transform?