Reflecting on Black Mirror: How the hit Netflix series overlaps w/ our industry

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Debuting in 2011, the British science fiction anthology series Black Mirror immediately touched a nerve with a large audience. Over four seasons Charlie Brooker and his team of writers have cleverly explored a wide variety of topics such as augmented reality, robotics, social media, privacy, smart homes and much more.

At this event, Digitas speakers with different roles and perspectives will delve into the threats and opportunities that all of our new technology presents.

You do not need to be aware of, a fan of or caught up on Black Mirror to enjoy this talk (but it will help). We will do our best not to spoil anything!

Food and drink will be provided.

NOTE: Digitas has moved offices. Now all visitors will need a government issued ID in order to enter the building. Security is strict so there will be no exceptions.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Mick Champayne
Mick Champayne is a Lead Experience Designer at Digitas by daylight, and an illustrator/donut whisperer by moonlight. She loves to create solutions that have beauty AND brains: making things look beautiful with smart strategy and user experience. She’s always scheming ways to inject a little levity and personality in her work.

Randy Ellis
Randy is Lead Experience Designer at Digitas and the quintessential fighter for the forgotten user of the digital universe. An advocate of human-centered design/accountability. Randy has spoken on UX/UI and entrepreneurship at Research Park at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Mobile Development Day, Tribeca Flashpoint, and Technori.He is currently an Instructor of User Experience Design at General Assembly Chicago Campus. In his spare time, you can find Randy working on ChipIn (Cities Helping Its People in Need) a poverty disruption solution empowering those in need through individual/corporate donors (ask him about it).

Casey Hudetz
After receiving his master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction from DePaul University, Casey jumped head first into the field of user experience design. He is a Senior Experience Designer at Digitas and an instructor at both Ascend Training and General Assembly. In the past he has run field testing for Detour.com, apprenticed at the Stanford d.school and most recently spoke at SXSW.

Jeff Mau
Jeff Mau leads Experience Strategy at Digitas. With a focus on customer experience and emerging technology, Jeff advises clients across the mobile telecommunication, e-commerce and consumer packaged goods industries. He also teaches strategy courses at IIT Institute of Design in Chicago and CEDIM in Mexico.

Bill Moore
As Associate Director of Quality Assurance at Digitas, Bill has worked on experiential projects for Brands such as Sprint Mobile, Miller Coors, Whirlpool, and PlayStation directing QA from a functional and creative POV. This approach assures not only a quality product but a product that matches the design intent with consideration for user experience and brand message. When he’s not working, Bill performs in various bands and rides his motorcycle.

Lantz Leiweke
Lantz Leiweke works within the Technology Management group at Digitas. Years of championing experience-based product development and design through a variety of mediums have allowed him to build a unique perspective on the role of interactive design alongside more technically-intensive needs. He strives to build beautiful, barrier-free products that balance real-world impact with joyous interactions that have a lasting impact on users. An avid seasonal cyclist, pizza enthusiast and wanna-be beer dude, Lantz can be found being far-too-loud in the workplace and over-committing on nights and weekends.