“A Species Between Worlds: Our Nature, Our Screens” is a gamified meditation inspecting the intersection of humanity and expertise that has descended upon New York over the month of September. On its first weekend opened to the general public, the exhibition had over 2,000 guests and was named one of many “Prime 15 issues to do in NYC” by Time Out NY journal.
A dialogue between John Mack and best-selling writer and historian Yuval Noah Harari premiered final week at the immersive exhibition and discussion board “A Species Between Worlds: Our Nature, Our Screens” in New York Metropolis to a sell-out viewers. The filmmed dialog between Mack and Harari, entitled “Leaping off The Timeline”, recounts the dialog between the 2 intellectuals and no stones had been left unturned. Matters mentioned embody a variety of philosophical concepts like faith, expertise, enlightenment, the metaverse and the need for people to create a future for themselves.
Mack started the dialogue with Harari with this quote: “The way forward for our humanity is on the road”. And he continued by saying, “Unbeknownst to many, the human is at present deciding whether or not to stay human. What has introduced us to such a important juncture? And what modifications have to be made to make sure the survival of our humanity?”
Regardless of the movie being pre-recorded earlier in April 2022, attendees to the screening obtained the prospect to have a Q&A with Mack and lined the matters mentioned within the movie. For these unfamiliar with the multifaceted writer, Mack additionally shared extra about his works for the “Life Calling Initiative” and his prediction for the way forward for humanity.
Apart from the movie’s debut, “A Species Between Worlds: Our Nature, Our Screens” performs host to an array of talks and occasions which can be free to the general public. Of all of the matters mentioned throughout this month-long exhibition, the connection between man and expertise takes the highlight. How ought to our society navigate this more and more unsure period as the 2 realms develop into extra intertwined? Maybe, you possibly can derive your personal solutions after a go to to the exhibition.
Along with the published between Mack and Harari, different highlights of the discussion board is a panel dialogue hosted by Stanford College Professors Rob Reich, Jeremy Weinstein and Mehran Sahami about their co-authored guide titled “System Error: The place Massive Tech Went Mistaken and How We Can Reboot”. The programme will proceed via the tip of the month with conversations on the way to strengthen our relationship with nature and create a extra compassionate digital future, in addition to a presentation by NYU’s Jonathan Haidt on the “Disaster of Social Media”, a night with Fb whistleblower Frances Haugen and Tristan Harris, who took half in Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma”.
A Species Between Worlds: Our Nature, Our Screens
537 West twenty seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001
1 – 30 September, 2022
For extra details about the exhibition, please go to: www.aspeciesbetweenworlds.com
About John Mack
John Mack is an artist, photographer, writer, lecturer and the founding father of the non-profit initiative “Life Calling”, whose mission is to foster consciousness and stability for society within the Digital Age. Mack is a 2022 honoree of The Explorer’s Membership 50: Fifty individuals altering the world who the world must find out about. Mack additionally serves as a board member of Fairplay, an organisation that strives to create a world the place children will be children, free from the false guarantees of entrepreneurs and the manipulations of Massive Tech. He has served as an adjunct lecturer for the Graduate programme of Design on the College of Lisbon. He at present lives between London and Seville.
About Life Calling
Based in 2021, “The Life Calling” Initiative responds to the more and more eroding boundaries between humanity and expertise within the Digital Age. Its basic mission is to each elevate consciousness and develop academic methods to assist protect our humanity in mild of the encroaching digital panorama. All occasions will likely be posted to the Life Calling Youtube Channel, and comply with the Instagram right here.
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