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  • 1. Luke Robert MasonResearch Director, Philter PhactoryDirector at Virtual Futures@lukerobertmason@weavrs@virtualfutures
  • 2. Virtual Personsin an Information Age
  • 3. Online Social Network
  • 4. Self Description
  • 5. CyberCulture
  • 6. boring!
  • 7. full of useless information.
  • 8. it will never take off.
  • 9. LOLCats.com
  • 10. Cyber-
  • 11. Cyber-Space
  • 12. The EyePhoneThe Future is not what it used to be
  • 13. 2012
  • 14. CyberCulture
  • 15. Culture
  • 16. iTunes Cover FlowVirtual Music
  • 17. iBooksVirtual Books
  • 18. PayPal LogoVirtual Transactions
  • 19. TamagotchiVirtual Pets
  • 20. Second LifeVirtual Worlds
  • 21. Social MediaVirtual Persons
  • 22. Consensual HallucinationWilliam Gibson
  • 23. Abstraction
  • 24. Information
  • 25. Who are we?
  • 26. 1931
  • 27. Harry Beck
  • 28. Interfacing with Identity
  • 29. Information
  • 30. Infosphere
  • 31. First, electronic sensors got smaller and better. Second, peoplestarted carrying powerful computing devices, typicallydisguised as mobile phones. Third, social media made it seemnormal to share everything. And fourth, we began to get aninkling of the rise of a global superintelligence known as thecloud.The Data-Driven Life - The New York Times Magazine
  • 32. Feltron Report
  • 33. MyLifeBits, Gordon Bell
  • 34. Whats the point?
  • 35. The Facebook MirrorPhoto Credit: Jennifer Daniel
  • 36. A woman poses in a funfair hall of mirrors, circa 1935
  • 37. "Its not who you share with, its whoyou share as.Chris Poole, 4Chan Founder (2011)
  • 38. MySpace Angle
  • 39. Beauty through Obscurity
  • 40. Performing/ Subjectively Editing
  • 41. "Media lets you clone pieces of yourself and send them outinto the world to have conversations on your behalf. Evenwhile youre sleeping, your media your books, your blogposts, your tweetsis on the march. Its out there trying tomaking connections. Mostly its failing, but thats okay: thesedays, copies are cheap.Robin Sloan, Kanye West: Media Cyborg (2010)
  • 42. Inforg(Information Organism)
  • 43. our machines are disturbingly lively,and we ourselves frighteningly inert.Donna Haraway, 1991
  • 44. Infomorph
  • 45. Darth Weavr
  • 46. King Kong, @thatbigmonkey
  • 47. Womblr
  • 48. @parkinn & @HenryWeavr
  • 49. I Tweet Dead People
  • 50. Im feeding my own persona into the Weavrs system andmapping out my own personal history. The Weavrs post, tweet,listen to music, check in to places and learn new skills. Imcurrently running a series of 40 year old versions of myself thatlive in MunichMarcus Brown, Army of Me
  • 51. Internet of Things