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Friday, April 12 • 16:00 - 17:00
Ali Eslami: False Mirror – Speculation of a Virtual Life

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If future humans (or post-humans) ever live in completely virtual worlds, what would their lives look like? The VR project False Mirror attempts to answer this by simply beginning to construct those worlds. False Mirror is a new and ongoing research project expanding floor after floor to create an infinite virtual city.

The result is a unique experience that uses speculative design to imagine possible futures. False Mirror is a vibrant and boundless virtual city that’s continually growing and reshaping itself. This is no faithful representation of an existing place, but it’s also not completely disconnected from our reality. It’s an extension of our own world, in which the virtual sometimes turns out to be material after all.

This city is built to be used as a foundation for the practice-led research to imagine possible future lives through virtuality.

During this Live Lecture from VR, Ali logs in through his Virtual Identity and Body to False Mirror. Further on, goes deeper to few of the innerspaces inside the city to play and perform with various speculations and aspects of this alternate virtual life. The audience will get a glimpse of the extents in which speculative futures can be imagined and practiced through VR. trying to overpass VR's the 'need to experience', and rather share concepts and questions that emerges from virtual world-building.

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Ali Eslami (IR)

Ali Eslami (1991) is a VR Artist and practitioner from Iran based in Amsterdam. He has been working with VR technology since 2014. Develops and designs Interactive VR Experiences to explore new pathways in this emerging medium. Further than that, re-imagine and construct possible... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2019 16:00 - 17:00
Stage 2