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Trajectory Talks | SiliconRoundabout: The Hub
Trajectory Talks

Trajectory Theatre brings together the brightest minds in the XR community for an evening of debate and discussion. Our next session, coming up on the 27th of June at Newspeak House, 133 Bethnal Green Road will look at the role of military funding in XR development.

About this Event

Following on from our successful inaugural Trajectory Talks (read the re-cap here) we look to dive even deeper into issues around emergent technology viewed through an artistic lens. With a focus on creating knowledge through discussion and discourse we tackle the Military funding and it's role in XR development.

Like most technologies XR has seen a lot of its research and early exploration performed under the banner of the armed services. Without long term investment from governments attempting to use it as a tool of military strength, we would not have consumer VR and AR today. Does this then have moral implications for the artists and makers using XR? And what should be our stance on further funding from the military?


Bill Thompson is a technology writer, best known for his weekly column in the Technology section of BBC News Online and his appearances on Click on the BBC World Service. He is also an Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow at City University London's Journalism Department and writes for BBC Webwise.

Alice Thwaite specialises in technology and society. She frequently speaks on the topic of internet ethics and on polarisation in a digital democracy. She writes for magazines, newspapers and for commercial companies about technology and society. Given her experience as a commissioning editor for business reports in The Times newspaper, she is often asked to produce content marketing strategy and copy for tech companies.

Oliver Kibblewhite studied Network Engineering before joining REWIND as the team member responsible for the delivery of special projects and technical activations across the globe. Utilising his in-depth knowledge of technology and science, Oliver has delivered pioneering projects to major brands including, Microsoft, Red Bull, Castrol, Nissan and Lexus.

Roderick D. Morgan is the artistic director of Trajectory Theatre.

Chair: Jo Kerr, digital consultant, Fellow of the Intersticia Foundation and Resident Fellow of Newspeak House.


  • 6.30-7pm: Arrivals, drinks, nibbles and networking.

  • 7-8pm: Debate and ‘fishbowl’ discussion.

  • 8-9pm: Drinks and networking.


Trajectory Theatre are interactive digital performance makers. We produce work for both site-specific physical and virtual spaces. Our interests centre around interpersonal connection, the future of the digital era, and challenging notions of reality through perception. To get in touch please reach out on Twitter, Instagram or email us at connect@trajectorytheatre.com.

Newspeak House, the London College of Political Technologists, has been inspiring this kind of debate in the intersection of technology and society since 2015.



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