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CCCI Annual Public Lecture: Ghislaine Boddington – Bath Spa University

CCCI Annual Public Lecture: Ghislaine Boddington

Thursday 24 June, 2021 – Thursday 24 June, 2021
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Live at Locksbrook Campus and streamed Online

Ghislaine Boddington, Creative Director, body>data>space and Reader in Digital Immersion at the University of Greenwich, has worked for many years at the forefront of embodiment and technology. Join us for the Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries Annual Public Lecture.

About the speaker

With a background in performing arts and body technologies, Ghislaine is recognised as a pioneer in the exploration of digital intimacy, telepresence and virtual physical blending since the early 90s. As a curator, keynote speaker and radio presenter she has shared her outlook on the future human into the cultural, academic, creative industries and corporate sectors worldwide, examining topical issues with regards to personal data usage, connected bodies and collective embodiment.

Her research led practice, examining the evolution of the body as the interface, is presented under the heading "The Internet of Bodies". Recent direction and curation outputs include “Me and my Shadow” (Royal National Theatre 2012), FutureFest 2015-18 and Collective Reality (Nesta’s FutureFest/SAT Montreal 2016/17).

In 2017 Ghislaine was awarded the international IX Immersion Experience Visionary Pioneer Award. She recently co-founded University of Greenwich Strategic Research Group "CLEI - Co-creating Liveness in Embodied Immersion" and is an Associate Editor for AI & Society (Springer).

Ghislaine is a long term advocate for diversity and inclusion, working as a Trustee for Stemette Futures and Spokesperson for Deutsche Bank ‘We in Social Tech' initiative. She is a team member and presenter with BBC World Service flagship radio show/podcast Digital Planet.

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