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Home on the Internet – With Emmett Shear, Anna Gát and Visakan Veerasamy
July 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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In this exciting upcoming SuperSalon, Twitch CEO Emmett Shear, the internet’s favourite “friendly ambitious nerd” Visakan Veeraasmy, and Interintellect founder Anna Gát discuss online communities, global bonding, web3 subcultures and cyber-families. Come join us!
The past one and a half years have brought the world challenges at an unprecedented scale: we spent our seemingly unending time locked into apartments, into cities, into countries, or working tirelessly in hospitals and warehouses helping those under lockdown, often risking our own safety. We became more hopeful and more suspicious, more caring and more solitary than we could have ever imagined, all at the same time. But something else was also going on, underneath the surface of it all, almost unexpectedly: blinking in the light of Zoom lamps, hunched over former dinner tables converted into family desks, in book club group chats on insomniac winter mornings, scrolling through our friends’ encouraging or help-seeking words on our phone while walking the dog. In the past one and a half years, we have found… each other.
In this very special SuperSalon, Twitch CEO Emmett Shear, writer and Twitter thinker Visakan Veerasamy, and Interintellect’s CEO Anna Gát will dive into internet families and subcultural tribes, happy communities and friendly-competitive online learners, the many pockets and layers of support, companionship and soulmate-ness our confinement has opened up, and just how to continue making the most of this new togetherness in the long run, and ensure the treasures we have found, that we have led one another to, will stay with us in the future.
We hope you can join us.
Emmet’s TED Talk on being home on the internet.
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