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KIBLIX 2020 / Panel Discussion: Digital Intimacy in Virtual Worlds Now

07.12.2020 14:49

KIBLIX 2020 / Panel Discussion
Tuesday, 8 December 2020, at 6 p. m. CET

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You are kindly invited to join us on Tuesday, 8 December at 18.00 CET for the first in the series of moderated panel discussions of this year's KIBLIX festival. The first panel will focus on the topics of digital intimacy and will be moderated by Ghislaine Boddington, Creative Director of body>data>space and Digital Intimacy Expert.

Guests: Sly Lee, CEO at Emerge; Judd Morrissey, Artist; Mark Joseph Jeffery, Artist, Curator and Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Abraham Avnisan, Artist and Assistant Professor at the Kent State University and Valerie Wolf Gang, intermedia artist, lecturer

The panel will bring together internationally renowned researchers, entrepreneurs, artists, curators, and lecturers and will be live streamed here:  For questions and comments, you will be able to use the chat window on the right side of the screen.

In this unprecedented time of a near universal shift to virtual presence, we talk to a range of creatives/groups exploring cutting edge ideas around the evolution of community, connectivity, and intimacy in virtual worlds. We will hear about their conceptual directions and the outputs they have enabled to reflect on our human need for intimacy, embodiment, and belonging, the virtual opposite to our present ‘social distancing”. This panel aims to examine the potentials of virtual physical hybrid environments for the future, where commentary on and action with digital intimacy, belonging, and bonding is made the priority.