June 15 – July 31 | Opening reception 6/15 | 6-9pm
Simulant Dystopia is inspired by futurist Nick Bostrom’s famed hypothesis entitled “Are you living in a computer simulation”. This paper argues that at least one of the following propositions is true: (1) the human species is very likely to go extinct before reaching a “posthuman” stage; (2) any posthuman civilization is extremely unlikely to run a significant number of simulations of their evolutionary history (or variations thereof); (3) we are almost certainly living in a computer simulation.
Simulant Dystopia dissects the simulation hypothesis by considering the methods of human extinction, obstacles or distractions to human progress and by engaging with the possibility of human-digital hybrids and life inside the simulation.
Wed-Sat 3-8pm and by Appointment. 1424 Lexington Ave. @ 93rd st.