During a live-streaming event that was open for the public, three of NXS#5 Virtual Vertigo’s contributors—Ash Baccus-Clark, Cibelle Cavalli Bastos and Bailey Keogh—engaged in a lively conversation.
On Wednesday 29 January 2020 NXS#5 Virtual Vertigo was officially launched at project space Trust in Berlin. Moderated by Trust’s co-founder Calum Bowden, the talk revolved around their contributions to the publication, which examines the challenges posed to the self by the digital extension of reality, and the ways their personal experiences and perspectives are interlinked.
They discussed questions such as: where is the self located and how do our different selves work for or against each other? Should we restore our understanding of reality or adopt a new form that can resist manipulation? What is authenticity and is it an increasingly important quality today? What role should ethics, values, or ideologies play in shaping technological development? And what role do economics play in shaping our perception of the self and what opportunities are there for assigning alternative values to things?
You can listen to back to the conversation here.