This is Subject to Change


Part One: Constructed Realities, The Relationship between Tech and Truth 10:00 - 11:10

In this first session we will explore how memories are anchored, how we both engage with and protect ourselves from the world around us, and how technology can affect and reflect different kinds of truth.


Prof Dianne Willcocks CBE DL Welcome and Introduction


Tim Leigh, Marketing Director Stage One - 'What if there...'

TED Video: Nonny de la Peña: The future of news? Virtual reality


Julia Hebron, Student and Producer 'Wild Magazine' - 'Are we controlling technology or is technology controlling us?'


Chris Walker, CEO Bright White Ltd & Dr Martin Stern - 'The Relationship Between Truth and Technology' 

Coffee Break & Demos 11:10 - 11:40  Have a coffee and a play with some new tech


Part Two: Enhanced Realities 11:40 - 12:50 


This session will explore the realities from the perspective of others who share our world e.g. the humble bumble bee. We will also learn how we can enhance our reality using our senses in different ways e.g. in food and drink. Finally we will discover a new world of choices and consequence.


Kim Arazi, CEO IN3 - 'Are We Losing Our Common Sense(s)?  How Immersive Experiences can help us Reconnect'

Richard MacCowan, CEO Biomimicry UK - 'How nature views the world, and how we can learn from this.'

Andy Nye, CEO New Moon Studios-'Users don’t care about Immersive Tech'

Sharon Reid, Executive Producer Symbolism Studios- 'Is technology transforming the art of story telling?'


Lunch 12:50  - 13:50 


Part Three: Blurred Realities 13:50 - 15:10


The final session explores the opportunities and threats on the horizon from our accelerating world of immersive and virtual reality, enhanced experiences and artificial intelligence. How does our sense of humanity fit with this new world and should we be excited or very very afraid!


Prof Peter Cowling - Director Digital Creativity LabsAI might kill us all. But what if AI were delightful?

TED Video: Alex Kipman: A futuristic vision of the age of holograms


Jervais Choo, Senior Assistant Director, National Museum of Singapore. 'Make it Social – A Playbook for Any Reality'

Catherine Allen BAFTA winning VR specialist -  'Virtual reality's gender problem'


Summary and Close 15:10 - 15:20  Prof Dianne Willcocks.

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