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AISB event Bulletin Item

Workshop : Personal Identities, Embodiments and Environments


Workshop Reminder: Personal Identities, Embodiments And Environments

Central Committee Room, MacLaurin Building
University of Hertfordshire, UK

10am: Welcome, tea, coffee

10.30: Keynote talk: Professor Galen Strawson (University of Reading): We 
Live Beyond Any Tale We Happen to Enact

12-12.15: Break

12.15: Andreas Paraskeveides (Edinburgh): Real Agency in Virtual Worlds

13.00: Lunch (own arrangements)

14.00: Tomas Bogardus (UT Austin): Presence at a Distance

14.45: Heidi Tiedke (Maryland): Persons and Their Lives

15.30-15.45: Break

15.45: Rory Madden (UCL): Animalism, Artificial Persons and Virtual 

16.30: Keynote talk: Professor Eric Olson (Sheffield): Personal Identity 
and the Mind/World Boundary

18.00: Workshop ends 

There are still some places on the workshop available. There is no 
registration fee, but if you'd like to join us, please email for catering purposes.

Abstracts for the talks, where available, are here:

The workshop takes place as part of the AHRC-funded research project 'The 
Construction of Personal Identities Online'.