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2017 July

Radical Technologies – with Adam Greenfield 27 July 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Virtual Futures presents leading technology thinker Adam Greenfield on his field manual to the Radical Technologies that are transforming our lives.

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Anticipating the Unknown 18 July 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Virtual Futures presents a panel on the strategies for anticipating the unknown in an event that continues our mission to reassert the significance of science fiction as a tool for navigating the increasing technologisation of society and culture.

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Californian Ideology – with Richard Barbrook 11 July 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Virtual Futures presents Richard Barbrook in conversation with Pat Kane on the Californian Ideology and cyber-communism.

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Intelligence Explosion – with Jaan Tallinn 05 July 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Virtual Futures presents Jaan Tallinn (Founding Engineer of Skype & Kazaa) for an intimate discussion on artificial intelligence, existential risk and the intelligence explosion.

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2017 June

Team Human – with Douglas Rushkoff 16 June 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Virtual Futures presents media theorist, author, documentarian, and world-renowned public intellectual, Douglas Rushkoff who has has spent his prolific career thinking about how new media and technology are impacting culture, business, and the economy.

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2017 May

Autonomous Killing Machines 31 May 2017, 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm

As part of the Science Museum Lates series, Virtual Futures presents a panel on the interaction between Artificial Intelligence and weaponry, which will inform the landscape and practises of future warfare.

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General Intellects – with McKenzie Wark 22 May 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

McKenzie Wark returns to Virtual Futures for the first time since 1995 to present his guide to the thinkers and ideas that will shape the future - and subsequently discuss his thoughts with Prof. Steve Fuller.

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Surrender to Surveillance 15 May 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Virtual Futures presents a discussion on technologies of surveillance, the infringements on privacy by the state, restrictions of individual freedom and the mutation of identity.

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2017 February

Altered Minds 28 February 2017, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

State-of-the-art virtual environments, which are increasingly indistinguishable from reality, are fast proving themselves to have a transformative effect on the body and the brain - But virtual reality, like all technologies, is neutral: it can be used to treat but might it also be used to traumatise?

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2016 September

Altered Beauty – with Viktoria Modesta 24 September 2016, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fireside chat with Viktoria Modesta (Bionic Multimedia Artist) on modern identity, tech fashion and science innovation.

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