[SydPhil] Associate Professor Patrick Stokes - Agora Online Speaker Series, Thursday 21 October, 3.30 to 5pm AEDT

Sally Cole cole at uow.edu.au
Tue Oct 19 13:39:59 AEDT 2021

The School of Liberal Arts, University of Wollongong invites you attend the
Online Agora Speaker Series
Thursday 21 October, 3.30 to 5.00 PM AEDT. Register here<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/eJ1PCNLJyQU0Y2wGoSmI-2T?domain=uow.au1.qualtrics.com>

Associate Professor Patrick Stokes (Deakin University)

Can You Survive Death Online?
As we spend more and more of our lives online, we are also finding ourselves surrounded by the dead in new and unexpected ways. Social media is increasingly full of the 'digital remains' of users who have died, raising tricky legal and ethical questions of deletion or preservation. At the same time, and against the background of rapid developments in artificial intelligence and 'deepfake' technology, a range of start-ups have offered to make the disturbing world of 'Black Mirror' a reality, by offering various forms of 'digital immortality' from AI chatbots to more ambitious plans for mind-uploading. But is it possible to survive your death through a digital avatar? What sort of survival could this be, and what does this possibility tell us about the nature of selfhood and personal identity?

All are welcome to participate. Please find below instructions on how to register for anyone interested to attend.

*         In order to participate in Agora Speaker Series events, you will be required to register here<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/eJ1PCNLJyQU0Y2wGoSmI-2T?domain=uow.au1.qualtrics.com>, you will receive an email confirming your registration.

*         Prior to the event, registered participants will be contacted with further information, including the Access Code for the Webinar.

*         Please note that our team will be using Zoom to host this webinar and - if you do not already have Zoom installed it is advised, though not necessary, that you download the software to your device.

*         This webinar is scheduled to be recorded and will be uploaded to UOW owned websites and/or platforms, noting that the Q&A session may be edited for privacy reasons. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this, please contact us at sola-enquiries at uow.edu.au<mailto:sola-enquiries at uow.edu.au>

*         The session chair will explain any additional rules and expected norms of engagement to participants at the outset of sessions.

The Agora Speaker Series is proudly hosted by
The School of Liberal Arts
Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
University of Wollongong
NSW 2522 Australia
SOLA Enquiries sola-enquiries at uow.edu.au<mailto:sola-enquiries at uow.edu.au>
T +61 2 4221 4160

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