“Eukaryotic Virtual Reality” presented by Ventrella


Session Title:

  • Artificial Life: Challenges and Possibilities

Presentation Title:

  • Eukaryotic Virtual Reality




  • Artificial Life has been enthusiastically adopted by artists and scientists alike, each rushing towards their own interpretation of “life-as-it-could-be”. Notions of machine intelligence, artificial consciousness and digital nature are popular speculations in the new vocabulary. There is something nihilistic, something strangely familiar/familiarly strange, something “more than us” about the creations of such techniques. Are these aesthetic chimeras essentially an example of our dexterity at image creation, rather than an expanded definition of life? The “post-human” phantoms of Artificial Life will be more than we can imagine, but will they ever be more than us?

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