The Collective Viral Body investigated new opportunities to transgress the boundaries of social conventions and expressions through digital tools and environments, transforming our understanding and expectation of what a body can or should be.
With this workshop at Amsterdam’s night club De School NXS aimed to explore, rethink and elaborate on the theme of its third issue, NXS#3 Viral Bodies, within a collective experience. People from diverse disciplines and backgrounds were invited to think and talk about topics that are relevant now and in the near future. Together, these were explored by using NXS’ method of an exquisite corps, wherein participants respond to and build upon each others’ thoughts, and apply this to role play scenarios, experimental prototyping, cross-visual and think tank strategies. Through this method, new ways of imagining narratives for alternative realities and possible futures were brought forth.