The Real Fake Me: Realness & Identity in an Augmented Era
Our identity is already a fluid concept. But what happens when we use digital tools to alter our presence in the real world, in real-time?
Galit Ariel is a TechnoFuturist and an immersive space explorer. She defines herself as a ‘Digital Hippie’, since she is passionate about a future that will integrate technology into our everyday lives, but not control it. Galit is considered a thought leader within the field of immersive tech, delivering notable talks, summits and seminars exploring the topic across the globe.
Her book ‘Augmenting Alice -The Future of Identity, Experience and Reality’ explores the way Augmented Reality’s diffusion will shift cultural and functional paradigms and redefine core concepts related to culture, space, experience and ethics. The book integrates an augmented layer, allowing an additional experiential value, and the chance to update content and data layer. Through her spatial innovation lab ‘Wondarlands’ Galit helps organizations and commercial clients shape their augmented futures, explore immersive narratives, interaction tools, brand touch-points and experience creation.
Galit is an international speaker and mentor, featured at global conferences such as TED, The Next Web, SXSW, Fifteen Seconds, Slush Tokyo, FITC, The NextMand many more. She was a member of THE150 think tank that created the Copenhagen Catalog – 150 principles for a new direction in tech.
Galit’s goal is to bridge the gap between digital, physical, and mental spaces to create tools & platforms that help people experience these worlds in new ways. She is currently located in Toronto, where she works with international collaborators and bodies on creating Tech For Human(ity) impact hubs and projects.
September 28th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Kino Toni, 3.G02 (level 3)