With Barnaby Steel. Moderated by Mark Atkin.
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Science Fiction wields a powerful influence over real-world scientific/technological research, sociopolitical development, and the way we imagine, design, build and live in our cities. In this talk, Monika Bielskyte will explore new horizons of inclusive, contextual & participatory world designs she’s been working towards with @protopiafutures collaborative platform, as an antidote to neocolonial, binary visions of Dystopia & Utopia.
The profound evolution that the Metaverse promises has already begun transforming how we work, socialize, and entertain. Accelerated by the lockdown, companies are harnessing digital power and people are adapting to new technologies faster than ever before. But what the Metaverse will become depends on you.
During the pandemic two diverse media trends strengthened: the trust in Public Service Media and the power of the global Tech Giants´ platforms. If trust and media usage go in different directions, how do we continue to provide European citizens with trustworthy media in the future?
Already stretched by challenges prior to its onset, the arts and culture sector has been put under existential pressure by the pandemic. With a litany of major transitions to come—technological, social, environmental among them—the sector must rise to meet the moment more than ever. Annette Mees and Scott Smith will outline some of the coming headwinds arts and culture can not only face down, but lead on, through great works yet to come.