Join Weird Fictions Research Group for the fith lecture in the Weird Medicine series!

Joachim Budny

New Technologies And Their Impact – From The Psychiatrist’s POV

Thursday, January 25, 2024
 4:45 PM

You can get 3 OZN points for participating in this event.


Dobra 55, room  2.118
(the building features some mobility accommodations: ramp and lift)


To say we live in exciting times right now would be a tremendous understatement! Humanities and arts are not the only areas of knowledge that struggle to navigate the contemporary changes and challenges. The talk with psychiatrist Joachim Budny will serve as an occasion to exchange perspectives and information about the impact of new technologies on our everyday lives and well-being while staying close to this year’s theme of WEIRD MEDICINE.

PS. We will often refer to fictional examples in our conversation. If you have time, please watch at least some of the following titles (it is not necessary, but it may give you food for thought and questions):

  • Her, dir. Spike Jonze, 2013 (available on iTunes, Rakuten, and Loomi for rent);
  • Black Mirror, created by Charlie Brooker, 2011-, episodes “Nosedive” (s03e01, 2016) and “Joan is Awful” (s06e01, 2023).


Joachim Budny is psychiatry resident in MSW „Drewnica” in Ząbki near Warsaw. He has experience in clinical, scientific and business approach; he worked in medical technology startups concerning brain-computer interfaces and VR use in medical applications, at the same time working in out- and inpatient settings in psychiatric wards and private practice. Joachim is also involved in medical trade unions.


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