What is personhood in the digital age?

"[This] actually makes me think of this quote, by this really brilliant writer and artist, Harmony Holiday. And she was talking about AI, and she says, improvisation is all that will distinguish humans from AI soon, with jazz sensibilities, reaching new heights of usefulness in this war of the hearts. And so in the spirit of building on top of that I would say, like, right now, the answer, or the speculation that I have in response to what personhood is, is like, I think personhood is like the sum of our longings and our curiosities and our desires."


Nathalie Nahai

Nathalie Nahai is an author, keynote speaker and host of The Hive Podcast, a series that enquires into our relationship with one another, with technology and with the living world. With a diverse background in human behaviour, persuasive tech and the arts, Nathalie brings a unique vantage point from which to examine the complex challenges we face today.

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Neema Githere

Neema Githere (b. Nairobi, Kenya) is a writer, artist, and grassroots theorist whose work explores love and indigeneity in a time of algorithmic debris. Having dreamt themselves into the world via the internet from an early age, Githere’s work prototypes relationality-as-art through experiments that span community organizing, social design, travel and image-making. Githere is a 2023-24 Practitioner Fellow at the Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford University, where they are working on a project entitled “Data Healing: A Call for Repair”.

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