How does augmentation invite us to look differently at the hidden layers of environments virtual and material? How do different interfaces, technologies, platforms, and software open out to thinking about other species and the more-than-human?
Can we encounter cows, snakes, swamps, insects, rocks, storms, machines, microbes, and viruses through old and new media technologies?
As the tech industries push the metaverse, what other augmented resistant realities might we invent that speak to the pluriverse?
We are living in a specific, unresolved historical moment of the pandemic, where sometimes COVID is silent and absent, the emotions it conjures repressed. Isolation makes us feel we are not fully alive.
Can augmentation, interactivity, and immersion in i-Docs galvanize reconnection and deep connection? Can they put different world views into collision to produce new reflective spaces? Can we become more entangled with other species? Can we rethink augmentation as an idea and not a technology?
The three curators of i-Docs—Mandy Rose, Sandra Gaudenzi, and Judith Aston—combust all these ideas in this highly interactive, discussion-driven event that looks at a variety of ideas and projects across many platforms including Instagram, AR, VR, legacy film, i-Docs, animal-cams, social media, and more.