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venusplusx – Alison Gardner and Dan Massey

venusplusx - Alison Gardner and Dan Massey

Giulio Prisco interviews venusplusx.org polymaths Alison Gardner and Dan Massey on sexual freedom, the occupy movement, transhumanism, the singularity, physics, religion and spirituality, and their forthcoming book. LGBT rights and quantum entanglement in the same talk.

Youtube | Blip.tv | Vimeo

Thanks to Khannea Suntzu for filming the interview.

Turing Church Online Workshop 2 videos

The Turing Church Online Workshop 2 on Sunday December 11, 2011, explored transhumanist spirituality and “Religion 2.0″, the convergence of science and religion, highly imaginative future science and technologies for resurrection, emerging science and technologies for immortality, social and memetic engineering.

Thanks to Khannea Suntzu, David Wallace Croft and Frederic Emam-Zade for recording the videos below, and thanks to the (about 30) participants.

James Hughes

James Hughes

VIDEO 1 – Youtube | Blip.tv | Vimeo

VIDEO 2Youtube | Blip.tv | Vimeo

Martine Rothblatt

Martine Rothblatt

VIDEO 1Youtube | Blip.tv | Vimeo

VIDEO 2Youtube | Blip.tv | Vimeo

Frank Tipler

Frank Tipler

VIDEO 1Youtube | Blip.tv | Vimeo

VIDEO 2Youtube | Blip.tv | Vimeo

Remi Sussan

Remi Sussan

VIDEO 1Youtube | Blip.tv | Vimeo

VIDEO 2Youtube | Blip.tv | Vimeo

Lincoln Cannon

Lincoln Cannon

VIDEO 1Youtube | Blip.tv | Vimeo

VIDEO 2Youtube | Blip.tv | Vimeo

VIDEO 3Youtube | Blip.tv | Vimeo

Brent Allsop

Brent Allsop

VIDEO 1Youtube | Blip.tv | Vimeo

VIDEO 2Youtube | Blip.tv | Vimeo

Dan Massey

Dan Massey

VIDEO 1Youtube | Blip.tv | Vimeo

VIDEO 2Youtube | Blip.tv | Vimeo

Mike Perry

Mike Perry

VIDEO 1Youtube | Blip.tv | Vimeo

VIDEO 2Youtube | Blip.tv | Vimeo

Andrew Warner

Andrew Warner

VIDEO 1Youtube | Blip.tv | Vimeo

Fred and Linda Chamberlain

Pre-recorded VIDEO talk

Ben Goertzel

Pre-recorded VIDEO talk

Ken Hayworth on How to create a Connectome Observatory of the mouse brain and beyond, OpenQwaq, November 13 2011

Ken Hayworth

See A Connectome Observatory for nanoscale brain imaging | KurzweilAI.

Ken Hayworth gave a talk and Q/A on How to create a Connectome Observatory of the mouse brain and beyond, in OpenQwaq, on November 13 2011.

New technologies now permit imaging brain tissue at resolutions approaching 5x5x5nm. voxel size, down to the protein level. “This is more than sufficient resolution to determine all the connectivity and the properties of the synapses that are needed to explain the functionality of the brain circuits,” Ken said.

“In 100 years, if we have the technology to bring someone back, it won’t be in a biological body,” Ken said in a New York Times article last year. “It is these scanning techniques and mind-uploading that, I think, will bring people back. This is a taboo topic in the scientific community. But we have a cure to death right here. Why aren’t we pursuing it?”

In the Q&A, participants compared connectome preservation via the chemical brain preservation techniques proposed by Ken’s Brain Preservation Foundation to cryonics.

“If there was really a concerted effort to develop brain preservation technology, it would be easy to have highly reliable hospital brain preservation procedures ready to go in any hospital before the end of the decade. It is all a matter of will,” Ken said.

There are two videos:

VIDEO 1, recorded by Catarina Lamm – Youtube | Blip.tv | Vimeo
VIDEO 2, recorded by Eugen Leitl – Youtube | Blip.tv | Vimeo

Suzanne Gildert on Hack the Multiverse!, OpenQwaq, August 21 2011

Suzanne Gildert

Suzanne Gildert gave a talk on Hack the Multiverse! on Sunday August 21, 2011, in OpenQwaq. She outlined the basics of Quantum Computing, described the the D-Wave One quantum computer, and explained how to program it. See the D-Wave blog Hack the Multiverse for more. More than 30 participants attended the talk and asked many interesting questions in a lively Q/A session after the talk. For those who missed it, here is the full video coverage:

VIDEO A – 1h 33 min, recorded by Giulio Prisco
VIDEO B – 1h 43 min, recorded by Frederic Emam-Zade, includes 10 min of chat before the talk, taken mostly with a zoom on the viewgraphs
VIDEO C – 1h 50 min, recorded by Jameson Dungan, includes 18 min of chat before the talk, taken from a fixed point of view

The same videos are available on our video channels on Blip.tv, Youtube and Vimeo.

Suzanne Gildert in OpenQwaq

Talk title: Hack the Multiverse!
Presented by: Dr. Suzanne Gildert
Quantum Computer Programmer (D-Wave Systems Inc.)

Abstract: William Gibson famously said: “The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.” The same is true of quantum computing. This mysterious subject is often relegated to ivory tower discussions and shrouded in a language of complex mathematics. Yet there are many people out there who feel an itch to start hacking with quantum computers — a desire to program the very fabric of reality — no matter how early the adoption may seem.

This talk will be a call to arms — I’ll excite you about quantum physics – our deepest understanding of the Universe. I’ll explain why quantum computing is not as mysterious as everyone thinks. And I’ll show you how to become a quantum computer programmer in less than 10 minutes… Join me for an hour of both deep learning and fun, as I proudly stand up for those who are turning an abstract science into a powerful computational resource, and deliver the message that quantum computing is not spooky, it’s just misunderstood.

D-Wave model

In the picture above, a lifesize virtual copy of the D-Wave One quantum computer, made by Suzanne.

About the speaker: Dr. Suzanne Gildert is currently working at D-Wave Systems, Inc. Suzanne obtained her PhD and MSci degree from The University of Birmingham UK, focusing on the areas of experimental quantum device physics and superconductivity.

OpenQwaq is one of the best 3D applications for telework, online meetings, group collaboration, and e-learning in a virtual 3D environment (v-learning).

Welcome to the 2011 season!

teleXLR8 2011

Watch on Youtube | Blip.tv | Vimeo

Welcome to the 2011 season! This video shows a teleXLR8 presentation with an embedded video showing some teleXLR8 2010 highlights. This was the second test of the new open source video codecs in OpenQwaq. We tested webcam videoconferencing, video playback and session recording on OSX (Snow Leopard).

The 2011 season will be opened with a talk by Suzanne Gildert on Hack the Multiverse! on Sunday August 21 2011 at 10am PST. Attendance is free but invitation-only, please contact us if you wish to attend. Please see our Help page with a simple video tutorial for first time users.

See also, on KurzweilAI: teleXLR8 returns, featuring quantum physicist Gildert on ‘Hack the Multiverse!’ and Suzanne’s announcement on the D-Wave blog: TeleXLR8 presentation this weekend: ‘Hack the Multiverse: The Talk.

VIDEO – teleXLR8 highlights 2010

teleXLR8 highlights 2010

VIDEO – teleXLR8 highlights 2010

Short version (5 min 50 sec) – Blip.tv | Youtube | Vimeo
Long version (1 hour 5 min) – Blip.tv | Youtube | Vimeo

teleXLR8 highlights 2010. The teleXLR8 online talk program based on Teleplace (now based on OpenQwaq) has been covered by Hypergrid Business “as an online open TED, using modern telepresence technology for ideas worth spreading, and as a next generation, fully interactive TV network with a participative audience.” In 2010 teleXLR8 produced many online talks by well-known emerging technologies experts and futurists, and online extensions to conferences such as the ASIM 2010 Conference, satellite to the Singularity Summit 2010, and the TransVision 2010 Conference.

These video excerpts feature Suzanne Gildert, Ben Goertzel, Max Hodak, Randal A. Koene, Luke Robert Mason, David Orban, Mike Perry, Martine Rothblatt, Anders Sandberg, and many others participating in the audience. The full video coverage of our 2010 program can be found at our channels on Blip.tv | Youtube | Vimeo.

Suzanne Gildert on Thinking about the hardware of thinking: Can disruptive technologies help us achieve uploading?, Teleplace, 28th November 2010

Suzanne Gildert gave a talk in Teleplace on “Thinking about the hardware of thinking: Can disruptive technologies help us achieve uploading?” on November 28, 2010, at 10am PST (1pm EST, 6pm UK, 7pm continental EU).

Suzanne Gildert in Teleplace

This was a revised version of Suzanne’s talk at TransVision 2010, also inspired by her article on “Building more intelligent machines: Can ‘co-design’ help?” (PDF). See also Suzanne’s previous Teleplace talk on “Quantum Computing: Separating Hope from Hype“.

For those who could not attend we have recorded everything (talk, Q/A and discussion) on video. There are 2 different videos on blip.tv:

VIDEO 1 – 600×400 resolution, 1 hour 4 min
VIDEO A – 600×400 resolution, 1 hour 4 min, taken (mostly) from a fixed point of view by Antoine van de Ven

NOTES: To download the source .mp4 video files from blip.tv, open the “Files and Links” box.

Suzanne Gildert in Teleplace

Thinking about the hardware of thinking: Can disruptive technologies help us achieve uploading?

S. Gildert, Teleplace, 28th November 2010

We are surrounded by devices that rely on general purpose silicon processors, which are mostly very similar in terms of their design. But is this the only possibility? As we begin to run larger and more brain-like emulations, will our current methods of simulating neural networks be enough, even in principle? Why does the brain, with 100 billion neurons, consume less than 30W of power, whilst our attempts to simulate tens of thousands of neurons (for example in the blue brain project) consumes tens of KW? As we wish to run computations faster and more efficiently, we might we need to consider if the design of the hardware that we all take for granted is optimal. In this presentation I will discuss the recent return to a focus upon co-design – that is, designing specialized software algorithms running on specialized hardware, and how this approach may help us create much more powerful applications in the future. As an example, I will discuss some possible ways of running AI algorithms on novel forms of computer hardware, such as superconducting quantum computing processors. These behave entirely differently to our current silicon chips, and help to emphasize just how important disruptive technologies may be to our attempts to build intelligent machines.

This talk is part of the ASIM Expert Series (see carboncopies.org). See also Suzanne’s post and the Event on Facebook.

Suzanne Gildert Dr. Suzanne Gildert is currently working as an Experimental Physicist at D-Wave Systems, Inc. She is involved in the design and testing of large scale superconducting processors for Quantum Computing Applications. Suzanne obtained her PhD and MSci degree from The University of Birmingham UK, focusing on the areas of experimental quantum device physics and superconductivity.

teleXLR8 is a telepresence community for cultural acceleration. We produce online events, featuring first class content and speakers, with the best system for e-learning and collaboration in an online 3D environment: Teleplace. Join teleXLR8 to participate in online talks, seminars, round tables, workshops, debates, full conferences, e-learning courses, and social events… with full immersion telepresence, but without leaving home.

Turing Church Online Workshop 1, Teleplace, Saturday November 20

The Turing Church Online Workshop 1, on Saturday November 20 2010 in Teleplace, explored transhumanist spirituality and “Religion 2.0” as a coordination-oriented summit of persons, groups and organizations active in this area.

Turing Church Online Workshop 1 in Teleplace

Panelists (in the pictures):

Many other “interested observers” of transhumanist spirituality and “Religion 2.0” partcipated in the workshop, including the writers Robert Geraci and Remi Sussan.

Turing Church Online Workshop 1 in Teleplace

About 20 participants attended the workshop and contributed to the discussion with very interesting questions and comments.

For those who could not attend we have recorded everything (talks, Q/A and discussion) on video. There are 3 different videos on blip.tv:

VIDEO 1 – Part 1, 600×400 resolution, 43 min, speaker Giulio Prisco, recorded by Fred and Linda Chamberlain
VIDEO 2 – Part 2, 600×400 resolution, 1 hour 28 min, speakers Mike Perry and Ben Goertzel
VIDEO 3 – Part 3, 600×400 resolution, 1 hour 7 min, speakers Lincoln Cannon and Martine Rothblatt

NOTES: To download the source .mp4 video files from blip.tv, open the “Files and Links” box.

Turing Church Online Workshop 1 in Teleplace

Topics and issues discussed:

  • To discover parallels and similarities between different organizations and to agree on common interests, agendas, strategies, outreach plans etc.
  • To discuss whether it makes sense to establish a umbrella organization, or to consider one of the existing organizations as such.
  • To develop the idea of scientific resurrection: our descendants and mind children will develop “magic science and technology” in the sense of Clarke’s third law, and may be able to do grand spacetime engineering and even resurrect the dead by “copying them to the future“. Of course this a hope and not a certainty, but I am persuaded that this concept is scientifically founded and could become the “missing link” between transhumanists and religious and spiritual communities.
  • And of course, how to make our our beautiful ideas available, understandable and appealing to billions of seekers.

Turing Church Online Workshop 1 in Teleplace

The workshop made evident that the participants, persons and groups, share very similar, overlapping and compatible ideas. It is also evident that there are different approaches to transhumanist spirituality, each with its own focus and priorities. Some participants observed that, since all of the spiritual transhumanist groups represented at the workshop are inclusive, it makes sense joining all. The idea of establishing a umbrella organizations for spiritually inclined transhumanists was discussed. An alternative is one of the existing groups, or perhaps Humanity+ (subject to their interest of course) as umbrella organization. The MTA and Terasem reported significant growth.

Turing Church Online Workshop 1 in Teleplace

The Turing Church Online Workshop 1 was held in teleXLR8, a telepresence community for cultural acceleration. We produce online events, featuring first class content and speakers, with the best system for e-learning and collaboration in an online 3D environment: Teleplace. Join teleXLR8 to participate in online talks, seminars, round tables, workshops, debates, full conferences, e-learning courses, and social events… with full immersion telepresence, but without leaving home.

Luke Robert Mason on Coding Consciousness: Transhuman Aesthetics in Performance, Teleplace, 17th November 2010

Luke Robert Mason presented an artist’s work-in-progress talk in Teleplace on “Coding Consciousness: Transhuman Aesthetics in Performance” on Wednesday 17th November 2010 at 10.45 am PST (1.45pm EST, 6.45pm UK, 7.45pm CET).

Luke Robert Mason in Teleplace

This was a mixed event in brickspace and cyberspace, with a 2-way link between the two spaces. Event listings on Facebook: PHYSICALLY – Milburn House, Warwick University, 18:30. VIRTUALLY – TelePlace 18.45. Luke gave a great talk and interactive performance on transhumanist themes such as mind uploading from an artistic and aesthetic perspective.

Besides the participants in Milburn House, about 20 participants attended the talk in Teleplace and contributed to the discussion with very interesting questions and comments. The sound system had been professionally set up and remote participants have been able to listen not only to the main speaker, but also to the questions and comments of other participants in Milburn House. For those who could not attend we have recorded everything (talk, Q/A and discussion) on video. There are 2 different videos on blip.tv:

VIDEO 1 – 600×400 resolution, 1 hour 18 min
VIDEO A – 600×400 resolution, 1 hour 22 min, taken (mostly) from a fixed point of view by Phillip Galinsky

NOTES: To download the source .mp4 video files from blip.tv, open the “Files and Links” box.

Luke Robert Mason in Teleplace

Abstract: I aim to practically explore and challenge the performance of identity as mediated by current and potential technological advance. We have reached a ‘second modernity’ where we are able to enter the digital realm and simultaneously augment our own reality, allowing us to process and explore multiple identities through the ‘coding’ of our conscious experience onto digital avatars, such as those in Second Life. However, this serves to challenge the politics of our bio-representation.

I want to explore, through creative performance techniques, the possibility of being able to ‘upload’ our consciousness. Ann Weinstone comments, on artificial life, “[c]ode is coming to function as the transcendental, unifying, and ideal substance of life-for the non-referential, the unmediated-while at the same time, it retains attributes, or the trace if you will, of writing, replacing the body with a less mortal letter. ” We already see ourselves in the 20th Century as alpha- numerical data (i.e. DNA) with our bio-metrics becoming our bio-identity.

‘Coding Consciousness’ represents both the great challenge and great limitation of technology. My aim is to look at how performance can transcend these current technological limitations and utter suggestions as to the creative application of life without boundaries – creating a mind free to transcend positional limits by embodying technology.”

Luke Robert Mason is a University of Warwick, Theatre and Performance Studies Undergraduate Student and Live Artist. He will share some of his current research with the aim to provoke debate. There will be an extensive Q&A session following the talk and he is eager to capture participant’s views and opinions.

teleXLR8 is a telepresence community for cultural acceleration. We produce online events, featuring first class content and speakers, with the best system for e-learning and collaboration in an online 3D environment: Teleplace. Join teleXLR8 to participate in online talks, seminars, round tables, workshops, debates, full conferences, e-learning courses, and social events… with full immersion telepresence, but without leaving home.

TransVision 2010, October 22-24, 2010

TransVision 2010 (Milan, October 22-24, 2010) is over. The conference has been a full 2-way “mixed-reality” event, with speakers and participants in both Milan and Teleplace. Please see the first conference report on Giulio Prisco’s blog and the more detailed article on KurzweilAI.

TransVision 2010 in Teleplace

Video coverage – The HD videos taken in Milan will be available on the conference’s DVD and online on blip.tv, see the index on the TransVision 2010 website. Some participants have also recorded videos from Teleplace. The videos are available on telexlr8.blip.tv. Thanks to Phillip Galinsky, Next Dila Dreamhacker, G. Stephens and others.

VIDEO 1A: Day 1, Part A – 360×240 resolution, 1 hour 35 min. Francesco Verso (last part of his talk), Riccardo Campa on Italian Futurism, Antonio Saccoccio, Roberto Guerra (also with contributions from Graziano Cecchini and Vitaliano Teti).
VIDEO 2A: Day 2, Part A – 600×400 resolution, 1 hour 10 min. Aubrey de Grey (last part of his talk), Max More.
VIDEO 2B: Day 2, Part B – 600×400 resolution, 1 hour 44 min. Martine Rothblatt, Giuseppe Vatinno, David Orban.
VIDEO 2C: Day 2, Part C – 360×240 resolution, 1 hour 45 min. Mike Treder, Giulio Prisco, Emanuele Ratti.
VIDEO 2D: Day 2, Part D – 360×240 resolution, 2 hours 10 min. From Teleplace: Eugen Leitl, Robert Geraci, Natasha Vita-More.
VIDEO 2E: Day 2, Part E – 360×240 resolution, 23 min. From Teleplace: David Styles.
VIDEO 3A: Day 3, Part A – 360×240 resolution, 3 hours 29 min. Miriam Ji Sun, Dan Massey, Roberto Marchesini, Remi Sussan, David Pearce.
VIDEO 3B: Day 3, Part B – 360×240 resolution, 2 hours 59 min. Polytopia project, Anders Sandberg, Marta Rossi and Jacopo Tagliabue, Randal A. Koene, Fiorella Terenzi (by proxy).
VIDEO 3C: Day 3, Part C – 600×400 resolution, 2 hours 59 min. Polytopia project, Anders Sandberg, Marta Rossi and Jacopo Tagliabue, Randal A. Koene, Fiorella Terenzi (by proxy). Same as Day 3 part b with higher resolution.

NOTES: To download the source .mp4 video files from blip.tv, open the “Files and Links” box.

TransVision 2010 in Teleplace

We had about 30 remote participants in the TVirtual online extension of TransVision 2010, hosted by the teleXLR8 project based on the Teleplace online telepresence platform. Remote participants have been able to watch all talks in realtime, and interact with speakers and other participants. We used two Teleplace workstations, one to stream the video and voice of the speaker and to interact with remote participants, and one to stream the speaker’s slides. For those speakers without presentations in .ppt or .pdf, we used the second Teleplace workstation to show the audience in Milan to the audience in Teleplace. In the afternoon of the second day we have reversed the procedure outlined above and shown remote talks from speakers in Teleplace to the audience in Milan.


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