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Outer Space

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Dr Klara Anna Capova

Dr Neil McDonnell

Prof. Kelly Smith


Prof. Shahidha Bari

The space race is back, and this time its personal.

But does it matter that instead of warring nations, this time it’s being led by tech billionaires and entrepreneurs? Can we justify its ecological impact? Is it worth the risk? And is this the future of humanity, or just another step towards our demise? We discuss the philosophical, ethical, and anthropological questions behind space exploration.

Meet our speakers and chair

Klara Anna Capova is Researcher in Anthropology, Space and Society.

Neil McDonnell (@nltmcd) is Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellow in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality at University of Glasgow.

Kelly Smith is Professor of Philosophy and Biology at Clemson University.

Shahidha Bari (@ShahidhaBari) is a fellow of the Forum for Philosophy and Professor at the University of the Arts London. 

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