Galit Ariel is the author of ‘Augmenting Alice – The Future of Identity, Experience and Reality’, a notable keynote speaker and thought-leader in the field of immersive interaction.
Galit Ariel is a transdisciplinary creative and strategic thinker. She defines herself as a ‘Digital Hippie’, since she is passionate about a future that will integrate technology into our everyday lives, but not control it.
As a thought leader in Augmented Reality, Galit explores the wild and imaginative side of immersive technologies, but also their impact on our everyday lives and culture. She is a notable speaker that appears in international conferences (including TED and Slush Tokyo), as well as a leading consultant and mentor for agencies, brands, institutions and think tanks.
Her book ‘Augmenting Alice – The Future of Identity, Experience and Reality’ explores the manner in which Augmented Reality implementation will redefine core concepts within the human experience, contributing to changed perceptions of reality, culture, space, identity, and ethics.
“Ariel does some serious thinking about the role of personhood and individual autonomy when corporations that control our access to a new reality become drivers of markets, and cross-border media giants. The self-proclaimed nerds who saw the Holodeck on the bridge of the starship Enterprise and said, “I want that,” may well want to read Augmenting Alice before they design a new pair of digital rose-tinted glasses. As Ariel suggests, nothing less than the way we see the world may be at stake.” (Sam McMillan, Communication Arts Magazine)