1922 May 2022
My program
1922 May 2022
My program

Seminar

Proximity in digital worlds

Proximity in digital worlds

Pixels + Movements = Proximity in digital worlds

Touch, gaze and energy are all things humans can sense when being close to another person. But how does the feeling of proximity translate to – or being replaced – when we connect in Zoom calls, games and the metaverse?

At Media Evolution we utilize two agenda’s in our curatorial efforts in understanding the complexities of our times; (A) human machine interaction and (B) systems understanding and new ways of organizing. This breakfast seminar is rooted in our agenda A.

Book your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/breakfast-proximity-in-digital-worlds-southern-sweden-design-days-tickets-272378299827?ref=estw

Speakers: 

  • Maria Engberg is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology at Malmö University and the Program director of the research program Data Society. In the seminar Maria will introduce the idea of reality media (the topic of her book) and people’s need for a certain space between each other and how it works in virtual environments.
  • Kate Devlin is Reader in Artificial Intelligence & Society in the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London. She is also the author of Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots. Kate will present her work on intimacy and technology. 
  • Jakob La Cour is an independent performing artist and immersion designer based in Copenhagen. Jakob will share his learnings from designing immersive VR experiences and bring his latest work and platform “Virtual Phantom Sensation“ to try out. 

 

Participants