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Under the Clouds of War: the Role of Military Funding in XR Development

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Newspeak House

133 Bethnal Green Road

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Trajectory Theatre brings together the brightest minds in the XR community for an evening of debate and discussion.

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Like most technologies XR has seen a lot of its research and early exploration performed under the banner of the armed services. Without long term investment from governments attempting to use it as a tool of military strength, we would not have consumer VR and AR today. Does this then have moral implications for the artists and makers using XR? And what should be our stance on further funding from the military?

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Bill Thompson is a technology writer, best known for his weekly column in the Technology section of BBC News Online and his appearances on Click on the BBC World Service. He is also an Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow at City University London's Journalism Department and writes for BBC Webwise.

Roderick D. Morgan is the artistic director of Trajectory Theatre.

Chair: Jo Kerr, digital consultant, Fellow of the Intersticia Foundation and Resident Fellow of Newspeak House.

Read the re-cap of our last event here.

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Trajectory Theatre are interactive digital performance makers. We produce work for both site-specific physical and virtual spaces. Our interests centre around interpersonal connection, the future of the digital era, and challenging notions of reality through perception. To get in touch please reach out on Twitter, Instagram or email us at connect@trajectorytheatre.com.

Newspeak House, the London College of Political Technologists, has been inspiring this kind of debate in the intersection of technology and society since 2015.

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