Head of Futures at Future Memory Inc.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Galit explores the wild and imaginative side of bleeding-edge technologies and their impact on our cultures, behaviors, and interactions. She is passionate about a future in which technology is integrated into everyday life but does not control it. As an award-winning creative she generates and curates speculative art exploring nature vs. culture, self vs. otherness, and reality vs. imagination.
Her book Augmenting Alice – The Future of Identity, Experience, and Reality explores the way Augmented Reality’s diffusion will shift cultural and functional paradigms and redefine core concepts related to culture, space, experience, and ethics Her goal is to bridge the gap between digital, physical, and mental spaces to create tools and platforms that help people experience these worlds in new and better ways. Galit is an international speaker and mentor, featured at global conferences such as TED, The Next Web, SXSW, Fifteen Seconds, Slush Tokyo, FITC, IEEE, The European Union, Bell Labs, and many more.
Currently residing in Toronto, Galit is consulting on art/tech impact projects via her agency Future Memory Inc. The consultancy helps organizations, policymakers, and companies shape their technological futures and develop narratives, interaction & speculative design tools that translate to meaningful and innovative experiences. She is the co-founder of Humans of STEAM a co-creation non-profit that brings together companies, organizations, and communities for better tech futures. Next to that, she is currently conducting her research-creation Ph.D. at York University, exploring paradigms of immersive presence.