Choreographing Mixed Realities & Other Technological Imaginaries

Populated with ‘mixed realities’ of all kinds, the ‘silver’ route explores ways to rework the seamless, glazed facades that have come to dominate social spaces online. Retracing our steps to look again at the early liberatory promises of new media and digital technology, the route revisits several dead ends and wrong turns to see how things might have been (and could yet be) imagined otherwise. Waypoints expose the seams and glitches of technological infrastructure that most of us depend on. We linger to appreciate the wild, lively excess of transient collective experiences, connected performance, and responsive environments. As diversions away from the polarising isolation of many of today's online interactions, these sights and encounters can seed ways to augment our engagements with the everyday, and render reality pliable.

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