Leading curator and writer Shumon Basar will talk about the current shift to digital artefacts, crypto economies and the promises of Web 3.0. This will be framed through his recent book, The Extreme Self, and essay, The Great Reversal, both of which chart the effects of technology and the pandemic upon individuality.
About Shumon Basar
Basar is a writer, thinker and curator. He is coauthor of the books The Extreme Self: Age of You and The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present, both with Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist. Together, they co-curated the large-scale exhibition ‘Age of You’ at MOCA Toronto and Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai. Basar is also Commissioner of the Global Art Forum in Dubai; a member of Fondazione Prada’s “Thought Council;” and has editorial/advisory roles at the magazines TANK, Bidoun, 032c and Flash Art.