[spectre] [CAS] VIRTUAL FUTURES - 18-19 June 2011, Uni. of Warwick

Luke Robert Mason lukerobertmason at VIRTUALFUTURES.CO.UK
Wed Jun 1 08:57:16 CEST 2011

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18-19 June 2011, University of Warwick

Visit Virtual Futures Website

Cyber Conference on Art, Performance, Philosophy and Emerging Technology

Virtual Futures is an interdisciplinary conference. This year's highlights will include presentations on artificial intelligence, bioengineering, bioethics, cybernetics, net security, performance art, social media, the future of copyright and virtual reality. Returning speakers will be joined this year by a fresh array of world-renowned practitioners.

Pass the word: Virtual Futures has rebooted!

We look forward to seeing you in June!

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You can purchase your tickets for the conference weekend here:

Availability is limited and we highly recommend pre-booking to avoid disappointment.

WEEKEND TICKETS    Warwick Student £10 | Student £12 | Academic/Waged £35 
DAY TICKETS            Warwick Student £6 | Student £7 | Academic/Waged £18.50


Virtual Futures will gather together leading academics and practitioners to discuss the implications of emerging communication and information technologies. The conference promises to reconnect audiences with one of the most important intellectual and cultural developments of our times – the technological extension of the human condition, and will serve to raise awareness about the continuing significance of the issues addressed by the original conferences.

The speakers bellow will be joined by a host of panel sessions and performances. A full list is available here:

Stelarc (Keynote Speaker)
Stelarc is a performance artist who is interested in the post-evolutionary architecture of the body. He has visually probed and acoustically amplified his body. In 1975-1976 He made three films of the inside of his body, 3 metres of probes into his lungs, stomach and colon. Between 1976-1988 he completed 25 body suspension performances with hooks into the skin, in different positions and varying situations and locations. He has used medical instruments, prosthetics, robotics, Virtual Reality systems, the Internet and biotechnology to explore alternate, intimate and involuntary interfaces with the body... Read More

Dr. Dan O'Hara

Prof. Kevin Warwick

Prof. Ian Stewart

Prof. Steve Fuller

Prof. Andy Miah

Prof. Alan Chalmers

Pat Cadigan

Prof. Sue Golding

Prof. Sue Thomas

Dr. Rachel Armstrong

Dr. Diane Gromala

Mark Fisher

James Flint

Prof. Nick Fox

Dr. Richard Barbrook

Prof. Jeremy C Wyatt
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LUKE ROBERT MASON | Virtual Futures
18-19 June 2011, University of Warwick
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