Mind Meld: Our Biodigital Future

Sunday, January 22, 2:00 p.m.
Cinetransformer, 500 Main St.

We humans are, literally, reinventing ourselves. AR goggles already allow us to hold virtual objects. Brain-machine interfaces will use thoughts to control artificial legs. Smart contact lenses will take photos and record video. Earrings could record encounters with the police and your crazy ex.

Come meet these visionaries: Ashley Baccus-Clark (molecular and cellular biologist, NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism); Stefano Baldassi, PhD (director of neuroscience and analytics at Meta); James Fallon, PhD (professor emeritus of anatomy and neurobiology at UCI; professor of psychiatry and human behavior at UCI); and moderator Salar Shahna (co-founder and creative director of World VR Forum).

Panels are open to all Festival credential holders on a space-available basis.


Ashley Baccus-Clark
Stefano Baldassi
James Fallon
Salar Shahna
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