16 Feb Upgrade the Brain?

During the February 2016 edition of the Virtual Futures Salon (in partnership with NERRI Project) we were introduced to Neurostimulation and the different new ways in which we are seeking to develop and change our brains to perform longer, better and in more fun ways. It seems that after centuries of evolution we are resorting to the technological developments rather than letting evolution take its course.

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01 Nov Semi-Artificial Imaginations

The 24th October 2012 saw the first of a series of Virtual Futures Salon events. This was a very sexy event: held in the TROVE gallery, a very Berlin-style disused warehouse right in the centre of the city, and showcasing some of the strangest and most avant-garde art and thought happening right now.

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24 Oct The Future is Here

In the mid-90s, we fed on a diet of cyberculture. It was something exciting, different, and promised a future of the self far removed from a world of monolithic governments and corporations.

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29 Jun Live Chat: Dr. Dan O’Hara on Understanding the Virtual

On Wednesday 29 June 2011, we were joined by Dr Dan O'Hara for a live chat, 'Understanding the Virtual'. Dr O'Hara was one of the organisers of the original Virtual Futures conferences and now lectures in English and American Literature at the University of Cologne. The chat centred around the subject of JG Ballard, the evolution of technology and skeuomorphs.

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25 Jun Stelarc: The Body and the Artist

World renowned artist Stelarc recently returned to the University of Warwick, 16 years after appearing at Virtual Futures 1995. In his talk he discussed his experiences past, present and future including his current 'Ear On Arm' project. What is Stelarc's motivation? How does he deal with pain? What does he intend to do next?

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