The new intimacy is digital
Nowadays we can say that we all live in a digital society. How personal and intimate is this society? A need that is getting bigger and bigger, especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve been following influencers on Instagram for some time and even our search for love begins online. But, now that we see each other less physically, we find each other in digital spaces like Teams, Houseparty and at online festivals. Finding (more) online intimacy is developing at a rapid pace.
What place does intimacy take in our digital society? And what role does design – in the broadest sense – take? During this brand new online Dutch Design Week edition of Digital Wednesday, which is full of surprises to make the evening even more entertaining, top speakers hope to make an intimate connection with you by guiding you through the current digital landscape. You are going to figure out how the media revolution changes our perception of reality and how we can play with it. Next to that, you will get a glimpse into the gaming world. At the end you’ll know everything you need about digital intimacy.
We’re happy to already announce two speakers for this evening. Sander Duivestein is trendanalist, internet entrepreneur, advisor, author and columnist and writes about the impact of new technology. You might recognize him as the author of books like Me the Media and The App Effect. No one else but Sander can better explain what the wider impact of digital on intimacy has been and will be in the future.
The second speaker is Rami Ismail. The games industry ambassador that never misses an opportunity to inspire talented game developers around the globe. He gives us a glimpse into the – for some – still unknown gaming world, which started as a scene of nerds in their bedroom and has grown into superheroes who fill stadiums during esports events. Isn’t that intimate?
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What: Webinar The new intimacy is digital
When: 21st of October
Time: 19:00 – 20:30 CET
Where: Live through Zoom
Speaker 1: 19.00 CET – Sander Duivestein – Trendanalist
Speaker 2: 19.30 CET – Rami Ismail – Independent game developer