w00dstock Summit

Saturday, Sep 8
09:00 — 17:00
Access with wristband

w00dstock Summit

Democracy, Ego, Play, Create,

Summits are one-day gatherings where a diverse group of people come together to discuss the bigger picture, share insights, and challenge best practices. They are invitation-only and have limited seats, so you need to apply to join a summit.

It’s 2 minutes to midnight. It is time to wake up, own-up to, and change the way we apply technology. Technology is not ‘something’ that happens ‘elsewhere’. It might be an artificial product and at times virtual, but its’ impact is oh-so-real. We must question: how come – instead of bettering the human experience – technology is mainly used to disrupt and override nature, society and our sense of self.

The 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair is a cultural beacon that represents, still, the positive power of love, hope and societal change. In the 2018 W00dstock summit we aspire to re-spark the movement of the digital hippies, as well as establish tools and actions that will honour and recontextualise the spirit of the original festival for our current time. It’s 2 minutes to midnight; it is time to kick off the positive tech [r]evolution.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Galit Ariel – Digital hippie – wondARlands (Toronto/Amsterdam)
  • Stoyan Yankov – Storytelling, changemaking and productivity (Aarhus)
  • Alexander Silva Lopera – Psychologist & NeuroAnalyst – Neuroscience and technology (CPH)
  • Nicole Loeser – The Institute For Art And Innovation (Berlin)

Summit participants

We would like to have a multidisciplinary and super-inclusive mix of participants (from wide demographics, professions and cultures –not just techies or hippies).

We welcome

  • Technologists
  • Designers (multi-disciplinary & digital/traditional)
  • Artists (multi-disciplinary & digital/traditional ranging from music to visual arts)
  • Educators & students
  • Social right and social cause activists
  • Ethicists
  • Behavioural psychologists & sociologists
  • Policymakers
  • Representatives of commercial entities
  • Financial and legal professionals
  • Pirates, housewives and other humans

“Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for Humanity.” ~ Horace Mann

About the host

‘Galit Ariel is a transdisciplinary creative and strategic thinker who might bitch-slap people still using the term ‘disruptive innovation’. As a thought leader in Augmented Reality, Galit defines herself as a ‘digital hippie’ – since she is passionate about a future that will integrate technology into our everyday lives, but not control it.
Galit’s book ‘Augmenting Alice – The Future of Identity, Experience and Reality’ [July 2017] explores the manner in which Augmented Reality implementation will redefine core concepts within the human experience; Contributing to changed perceptions of reality, culture, space, identity, and ethics. The book also integrates an augmented layer, allowing an additional experiential value, and the chance to update content and data layer.
Through her agency ‘Wondarlands’ Galit helps clients and brands shape their augmented futures, exploring immersive narratives, interaction tools, brand touch-points and experience creation. Galit is an international speaker and mentor, featured at global conferences such as The Next Web, SXSW, Fifteen Seconds, Slush Tokyo, IVRPA and many more. She is also a member and co-founder of a UK based think-and-do-tank connected to the Ravensbourne University Architecture research centre, looking at the future of urban environments and how they might influence the human experience.’

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