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Virtual Futures Podcast

Oct 5, 2017

Author and media commentator Rachel Botsman discusses trust, collaborative consumption, and innovative new uses for blockchain technology.

Rachel is the leading global authority on an explosive new era of trust. She’s an award-winning author, speaker, university lecturer and media commentator. Her specialism is an...

Sep 6, 2017

Therapist Michael Carthy discusses how he uses virtual reality to help individuals overcome anxiety, conquer their phobias and tackle their fears.

Virtual Reality Therapy (VRT) is backed by twenty years of scientific studies that prove its efficacy. Together with specialised software, Michael supervises his client's use...

Aug 30, 2017

Performance artist, Dani Ploeger, discusses electronic waste (e-waste), planned obsolescence of technology and the posthuman in performance.

Dani's work investigates and subverts the spectacles of sex, violence and waste in techno-consumer culture. He has undergone an operation in which electronic waste was installed in...

Aug 23, 2017

Carla Gannis discusses emoji, using augmented reality for creativity and the current state of digital art in New York.

Carla is an American artist and Assistant Chair of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute. She identifies as a visual storyteller and with the use of 21st Century representational technologies she narrates...

Aug 16, 2017

Professor Steve Fuller discusses transhumanism, how scientists should approach risk, and what it means to be human in the 21st century.

Steve is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, his most recent work has been concerned with the future of humanity, or 'Humanity 2.0'. During the interview he discussed...