Saturday 28.9 at 1pm at Arkadia: Robotea reading

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to a Robotea reading on Saturday 28.9 at 1pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)

Ruxandra Balboa-Pöysti (EU Robotics week coordinator in Finland for tech edu and arts) invites you to join a happy crowd of book lovers and experts to review the basics of a robotics and technology-driven society

“Robotea” (talking robotics around a cup of tea and a book) is organized within the frame of the EU Robotics week which aims at promoting a better understanding of robotics and technology’s impact in our daily lives. It will be organized for the first time in Finland this year (25th November-1st December).

You are all most welcome!

Warm regards,


Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome.


Many sci-fi authors have anticipated on today’s robotic innovations, to start with the creation of the word ”robot” itself and economists, with their own analytical instruments, have tried to forecast the impact of technology and innovation in our daily lives. It is thus very natural to turn to both sci-fi and economical literature to envision where we stand and where to we are heading as human beings and as communities of people considering more and more of our tasks are taken over by robots/technology.

Our first introductory meeting – with some robots in action – will take place 28th September 13:00 – 15:00. We will cover three books chosen to start the ROBOTEA Cory Doctorow “Little Brother”, Erik Brynjolfsson & Andrew Mc Afee “Race against the machine”, Isaac Asimov “the robots series”. There will also be a signature of Jari Kaivo-Oja&Cristina Andersson “BohoBusiness” book.


1) Sat. 12th October 13:00-15:00 book nr.1 (freely available online): Cory Doctorow “Little brother” with Viveca Still
2) Sat. 9th November 13:00-15:00 book signature with Cristina Andersson and Jari Ala-Aho
3) Mo. 25th November 17:30-19:00 book nr.2 McAfee&Brynjolfsson “Race against the machine”
4) Wed.4th December 17:30-19:00 book nr.3 Isaac Asimov “the robot series”

and depending on your proposals more readings to come!