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Wednesday, August 2 • 10:30am - 10:50am
Keynote - Portals: Walk Through The Internet with Amar C. Bakshi

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In this session, we will walk through a Portal experience, in which people from different backgrounds meet in a constructed environment for dialogues, collaboration, and play across forms of distance. We will also examine contact theory, the political and policy implications of this technology, and previous activations. We will explore the distinction between a relatively "low-tech" experience – one in which participants are unencumbered by a headset – with VR, AR, and MR experiences.

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Amar C. Bakshi

Founder & Creative Director, Shared_Studios
Amar C. Bakshi is an artist whose work focuses on how to integrate technology into environments and across pronounced distance to create new forms of digital-physical public spaces that challenge and subvert existing norms. In particular, he works to connect members of diverse communities... Read More →

Wednesday August 2, 2017 10:30am - 10:50am EDT
Tishman Auditorium