About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

This event was part of the FutureFest Forward series leading up to and from FutureFest. The series explores Artificial Intelligence and how we can start to see, feel and grapple with what it could mean for our daily lives.

Coinciding with London Tech Week, this event was specifically designed for academics, artists, product designers, technologists and funders interested in exploring the relationship between human creator and creative technologies.

Is the artist of tomorrow an AI itself with its own outputs and presentations, or are we engaging from now onwards in a time of exciting creative collaborations and conversations with machine learning? Will artists set up the pattern definitions and allow the AI to create the flow? Can AI enable all of us to expand our creativity through “augmenting” ourselves?

Curated by Ghislaine Boddington, Creative Director of body>data>space - an interactive design collective based in East London with a focus on body responsive technologies, virtual physical networks, interactive interfaces, user centred experiences and future collaborative share spaces. Ghislaine is a Reader in Digital Immersion at University of Greenwich and a co-curator of FutureFest.

Please find below speaker videos from the event.


Ghislaine Boddington

Creative Director, body>data>space

Victoria Vesna

Artist and Professor, Department of Design Media Arts, UCLA

Thomas McMullan

Writer and Journalist

Yuli Levtov

Founder and Director, Reactify