The futures of becoming(s)
Exploring the liminal spaces between consciousness and spirituality
26 October 2023 (Thursday), 14:00-15:00, cowork

Simulated Realities and Quantified Selves: Exploring Consciousness and Spirituality in the Digital Age

The digital age has ushered in a transformative period where we're not only capturing vast amounts of information as data but also crafting intricate simulated realities. Within these virtual realms, we're able to confront and contemplate deeper facets of human existence, notably our consciousness and spirituality. By translating our behaviors, emotions, and experiences—the "quantified self"—into these simulations, we gain a unique space to introspect and experiment with our inner selves. These digital environments provide a mirror, reflecting our spiritual journeys and evolving consciousness in ways previously unimaginable. Just as traditional settings like meditation rooms or sacred places have facilitated spiritual exploration, these simulated realities offer a modern platform for self-discovery and enlightenment. In this mesh of technology and introspection, we're charting new territories of understanding, seeking harmony between our digital and spiritual selves, and exploring profound questions of existence and purpose in the modern world.

Director, Media Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Georgia State University