Online symposium from The Immersive Kind will ask big questions

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Super iHuman Brain Machine from The Immersive Kind is well worth attending if you work in VR and AR, because it will pose increasingly important questions about the impact of immersive technology and its relationship with users

Quick read

➨ Super iHuman Brain Machine features a stellar line-up of artists, futurists, technologists, and academics, and will be accompanied by The Immersive Kind’s co-design initiative working with young people from schools across London
➨ The online symposium will start with welcoming remarks from Kadine James, founder of The Immersive Kind. James is the UK lead of Women in 3D Printing, a global network that inspires and encourages more women and girls into tech careers, and is listed as one of the top 100 female tech leaders in the UK
➨ To reserve your free space for Super iHuman Brain Machine on July 28, follow this link. Space is limited. There will be an opportunity for networking in the chat room style session after the main event

The story

The Immersive Kind, a digital platform that supports XR, VR, AR, digital art and artists that are pioneering the use of emerging technologies, is hosting a symposium on 28 July that will explore neurological interfaces, the augmentation of the internet into real life, and devices that blur the lines between mind and machine.

Super iHuman Brain Machine features a stellar line-up of artists, futurists, technologists, and academics, and will be accompanied by The Immersive Kind’s co-design initiative working with young people from schools across London.

Speakers include:

Christian Contarino, Computational Life 

Christine Wurth, Transdisciplinary Creative

Irena Cronin, CEO, Infinite Retina

Kristian Jones, Artist

Natasha Trotman, Inclusive Designer

Dr Phaedra Shanbaum, Lecturer, Digital Arts and Media Education, UCL 

Sarah Selby, Interdisciplinary Artist

Katherine Templar Lewis, Moderator and Futurist

The online symposium will start with welcoming remarks from Kadine James, founder of The Immersive Kind. James is the UK lead of Women in 3D Printing, a global network that inspires and encourages more women and girls into tech careers, and is listed as one of the top 100 female tech leaders in the UK.

Speakers will then share their current practice in a series of lightning talks, and join a roundtable discussion and moderated audience Q&A.

Super iHuman Brain Machine is well worth attending if you work in VR and AR, because it will pose increasingly important questions about the impact of immersive technology and its relationship with users:

BRAIN COMPUTER INTERFACES

“What is quantum computing supremacy?”

“What is the emerging hardware at the forefront of neurological technology innovation?”

“What does collective intelligence mean to you?”

AUGMENTATION VS ENHANCEMENT

“What happens when the boundary between human and computer starts to blur?”

“How will 6G change our relationship with society?”

“Is the metaverse all an illusion?”

INCLUSIVE DESIGN

“What does gender and AI mean to you?”

“How do you feel gender is portrayed/manifests itself through AI”

“How can we combat the regressive and patriarchal ideas that are found in some AI systems?”

“What are the AI involved issues related to privacy, ownership and representation (of minorities)?”

PRIVACY AND OWNERSHIP

“What does privacy mean to you in relation to AI?” 

“What does sociality mean to you in relation to AI?”

“How do you feel notions of privacy and sociality manifest themselves in AI systems?”

“The media is full of stories about the economic impact of AI (changes to markets; to notions of ownership; to notions of labour; to notions of capitalism).  Do you see this change happening? If so, how? And what does it mean to you?”

To reserve your free space for Super iHuman Brain Machine on July 28, follow this link. Space is limited. There will be an opportunity for networking in the chat room-style session after the main event.

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Main image: Artwork by Sarah Selby and Kristin Jones

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