12.12.2022 at 11.00
Palace of Culture and Science, Kruczkowski Hall (4th floor)

MetaHumans. Virtual influencers

Hyper-realistic virtual influencers are not just attractive genre doubles and subjectless images, but the golden grail of digital social media marketing and the future of quasi-relationships in meta-worlds. MetaHumans are not only the answer to fantasies of a stylish life in comfort but the promise of a dialogical relationship and the compensation of unsatisfied needs for presence, closeness, displaced corporeality.


Ada Florentyna Pawlak
anthropologist of technology, lawyer and art historian
Ada Florentyna

Anthropologist of technology, lawyer and art historian, academic lecturer (Trendwatching & Future Studies AGH; IEiAK UŁ; Business Automation WZ UŁ; Artes Liberales UW; Leon Koźmiński Academy in Warsaw) and speaker at Digital University in the field of social contexts of new technologies. She specialises in the area of social implications of artificial intelligence and transhumanism. She teaches classes on the anthropology of technology and digital culture, technointimacy and human-machine collaboration. Founder of the Polish Transhumanist Association, curator of international exhibitions in the field of art@science including ‘TransCommunities. Vectors of Transformation’ as part of Fotofestiwal 2022 in Łódź.