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      January 8, 2020

      Wednesday   7:30 PM

      Hastings, St Leonards
      Saint Leonards, United Kingdom

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      Future Perception - Carl H. Smith

      How we perceive the world around us is a product of our cultural and physiological evolution. Hundreds of thousands of years of habit, language, art, behaviour and tool-making have created our version of reality - which we know is no where near a full measure of what is out there. But what do we do now technology has progressed to the extent that we are able to upgrade our senses?

      Technology has developed ways and means to augment perception to new degrees. From induced synaesthetic experience, to the umwelt of observing the world from the perspective of another species - spider vision for example. We can bring about an out-of-body experience very easily - which begs the question - just how hackable is our consciousness and how flexible and expandable are our senses? How can these new technologies help and hinder our future intellectual, emotional and spiritual development?

      About Carl H. Smith:

      Carl H Smith is Director of the Learning Technology Research Centre (LTRC) and Principal Research Fellow at Ravensbourne. He has over with over 16 years experience conducting R+D into the application of hybrid technologies for perceptual and cognitive transformation. He is currently working on 4 EU projects including the Horizon 2020 project [WEKIT] Wearable Experience for Knowledge Intensive Training which aims to create Wearable Experience (WE) an entirely new form of media. His other projects involve Context Engineering, Umwelt Hacking, Natural Media, Cyberdelics, Sensory Augmentation, Empathy Engines, Memory Palaces, Artificial Senses and Body Hacking.

      Cost: 10.00

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