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Dark Futures 2019 at StartWell, presented by Nik Badminton

December 2, 2019

An audio and video recording of this intriguing event was captured and will be shared here soon, but in the meantime we thought to offer a glimpse of the fun with these photos 🙂

As participation in modern society bears psychological, physiological, macroeconomic and technological implications we don’t necessarily pause to think about in our daily lives, its rare to find a chance to share such inquiry with other people.

Dark Futures is an annual event series hosted across Canada – with 2019 dates which were held in Vancouver and Toronto (held at StartWell on November 28, 2019), hosted/produced by Futurist speaker Nik Badminton.

5 Speakers took to the stage to speak about the hidden systems that affect our daily lives (whether we are aware of it or not), including:

  • Oksana Andreiuk – “You’re already a cyborg and it’s about to get weirder.”
  • Calla Lee – “Tinder³”
  • Melissa Eshaghbeigi – “It’s 2039, you’re either stressed, depressed or cancelled.”
  • Geoff Snack – “New materiality: Things that don’t exist”
  • Nikola Danaylov – “NeoTechnocracy: The Future is Worse than You Think”

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Nikolas Badminton (Futurist Speaker & Advisor)

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"New materiality Things that don't exist" by Geoff Snack

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The first of 5 talks delivered on stage at StartWell's Event Space on November 28, 2019 for a globally roaming annual series called Dark Futures.
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Calla Lee presents "Tinder" at Dark Futures YYZ 2019

Calla Lee presents “Tinder” at Dark Futures YYZ 2019

The third of 5 talks delivered on stage at StartWell's Event Space on November 28, 2019 for a globally roaming annual series called Dark Futures.
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"It's 2039, you're either stressed, depressed or cancelled" by Melissa Eshaghbeigi

“It’s 2039, you’re either stressed, depressed or cancelled” by Melissa Eshaghbeigi

The fourth of 5 talks delivered on stage at StartWell's Event Space on November 28, 2019 for a globally roaming annual series called Dark Futures.
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Oksana Andreiuk at Dark Futures YYZ 2019 (at StartWell)

Oksana Andreiuk at Dark Futures YYZ 2019 (at StartWell)

The second of 5 talks delivered on stage at StartWell's Event Space on November 28, 2019 for a globally roaming annual series called Dark Futures.
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"NeoTechnocracy The Future is Worse than You Think." by Nikola Danaylov

“NeoTechnocracy The Future is Worse than You Think.” by Nikola Danaylov

"NeoTechnocracy The Future is Worse than You Think." The fifth of 5 talks delivered on stage at StartWell's Event Space on November 28, 2019