NFF Conferentie: Digital Life
16:00 - 17:45
Can we trust what we see, feel, hear and smell? Digitization has a confusing effect on our senses. In this sessio we will look at new forms of experience that advanced technology can offer us. For example, what does the fusion of man and machine mean for our being, imagination, and even authorship? Do we need to relearn how to perceive? Experts on this matter will discuss this topic with the audience during this session.
Together with an eclectic team of artists, designers, architects, curators, historians, thinkers the design studio ARK searches for the boundaries of graphic design and creates new ways of communication.
Grace Boyle (The Feelies) researches what role our physical senses play in the digital world. With the Feelies Boyle collaborated with Greenpeace on Munduruku: a work where VR, smell, infrasound and other meaningfull stimuli from the world of the indigenous Munduruku and that fight the deforestation in the Amazon Forest of Brazil.
Entrepreneur Avinash Changa (WeMakeVR) is a pioneer when it comes to digital concepts and production techniques. His company researches and develops new ways of storytelling and introduces us to social VR, metaverses, online meetings and the virtual world.
Creative Director Amber Jae Slooten (The Fabricant) designs fashion that shows us how to create our digital identity with VR, AR and MR. This makes a new and fascinating way of fashion design emerge and it contradicts the polluting fashion industry.
With moderator Dan Hassler-Forest
Roosje Klap - Artist, Art Director, designer, ARK
Grace Boyle - Founder and Director The Feelies
Avinash Changa - Founder WeMakeVR
Amber Jae Slooten - Co-Founder/Creative Director The Fabricant