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JULY ASN: Discussion – Beyond Systems… Being and belonging

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  15th July, 2021 11AM LA / 2PM NY / 7PM UK Register in advance for this Event Most left-handed people appreciate the fact that only ‘Left-Handed Scissors’ work effectively regardless of how you hold them, yet right-handed people are generally unaware that ‘regular’ scissors are clumsy for a large percentage of the population.  There’s hundreds of other examples of similar issues with varied impact, so what can be done to facilitate growth in awareness for those issues commonly considered to be experienced by a minority? June’s session focused on ‘drive to inclusion’ with an exploration into systems aiming to overcome exclusion and disenfranchisement.  While much work is yet to be done, how can we best position ourselves individually to not reinforce the ingrained obstacles (internally and externally) that appear even when the best intentions and technologies are in play? There’s no hiding from the intrinsic and systematic tripping points that have been placed over the past few d

September ASN: Discussion – The Human Worth of Creativity

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 17th September, 2021 11AM LA / 2PM NY / 7PM UK Register in advance for this Event Cinemas, Theatres, Venues, Galleries and Exhibitions are opening up again to serve an entirely different world. While most of us have been locked in, many boundaries have been expanded relative to new art forms, modes for creative consumption and technological breakthroughs for creative trade and transaction. It is forcing society to consider what is real and what is ‘unreal’ in the creative world.   The emergence of the NFT (non-fungible tokens) is one great example of new and ‘unreal’ digital art. Beyond the question of what ownership of an NFT really means, we’re finding that there’s a heavy cost related to energy use and economic disparity.  It is interesting to consider if we have a different perspective on all things creative now, having experienced a prolonged period of virtual interaction, and have we changed in terms of what we expect from art? What do we now think is valuable, and how much

ASN:Podcast - Exploring Digital Consciousness (56 Mins)

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There’s been a number of businesses touting the use of AI, XR and more in order to attain certain forms of consciousness. More recently, we've witnessed a fair mix of wonder, disdain and fear as entities are animating old photographs of people long gone utilizing “Deep Fake” AI technologies.  Are we opening a Pandora’s Box or providing a true path to deeper understanding by way of advanced technologies? Register in advance for this Event  Join us to listen to: Examples of how technology is already bridging the gap to higher consciousness. How we could be thinking about the ethics surrounding such practices What are we really aiming for in terms of higher consciousness in the first place?