A BEAUTIFUL ACCIDENT

Conference @ Meta.Morf 2018 / Dokkhuset, Friday March 9 & Saturday March 10, 2018
Curator and moderator: Rachel Armstrong / Co-curator: Espen Gangvik. 
Launch of the third edition of Norway’s first international magazine for art & technology,
funded and produced by TEKS: EE – Experimental Emerging Art 

A Beautiful Accident invites us to revisit the ideas that have shaped the nature of consciousness and explore what new developments in the field mean for artistic practice. 

– Dr. Rachel Armstrong

RACHEL ARMSTRONG / ZANE CERPINA / LOUIS-PHILIPPE DEMERS / DISNOVATION.ORG / SIMONE FERRACINA / JULIE FREEMAN / ROLF HUGHES / FLORIS KAAYK / ERIN MANNING / SIMON PARK / RASHIK PARMAR / FÉLIX LUQUE SÁNCHEZ / STAHL STENSLIE / SUSAN STEPNEY / JORIS STRIJBOS / BILL VORN / KEVIN WARWICK / FREDERIK DE WILDE / PINAR YOLDAS 

 

Rene Descartes opened a Pandora’s box in our ideas about consciousness. His dualistic model of humanity described the ephemeral but intelligent ‘soul’ as located within a mechanistic human body that is obedient to physical laws. As we move from an industrial to an ecological era, “A Beautiful Accident” presents a series of speakers that take us on a journey of alternative notions of consciousness for the 21st century.

A BEAUTIFUL ACCIDENT – Conference Program

Conference @ Meta.Morf 2018 / Dokkhuset, Friday March 9 & Saturday March 10, 2018
Curator and moderator: Rachel Armstrong / Co-curator: Espen Gangvik. 
Launch of the third edition of Norway’s first magazine for art & technology,  funded and produced by TEKS:  EE – Experimental Emerging Art 

 FREE ENTRANCE! (First come, first served.)  

 Friday March 9
 10.00 – 10.10  Espen Gangvik  Welcome
 10.10 – 10.30  Rachel Armstrong  Introduction
 10.30 – 11.30  Simone Ferracina / Rolf Hughes  Whispering walls, listening stones, living bricks
 11.30 – 12.00  Julie Freeman  A eusocial utopia? Considering an alternative society through data, art and naked mole-rats.
 12.00 – 12.30  Joris Strijbos  Axon
 12.30 – 13.30  LUNCH
 13.30 – 14.00  Susan Stepney  Can a slime mould compute?
 14.00 – 14.30  Félix Luque Sánchez  Different ways to infinity
 15.00 – 15.30  Zane Cerpina  EE – Experimental Emerging Art
 15.30 – 16.00  Louis Philippe Demers / Bill Vorn  Inferno
 Saturday March 10
 10.00 – 10.10  Espen Gangvik  Welcome
 10.10 – 10.30  Rachel Armstrong  Introduction
 10.30 – 11.00  Floris Kaayk  Modular body / Order Electrus / The Origin of Creatures
 11.00 – 11.30  Pinar Yoldas  Kitty AI / Designer Babies
 11.30 – 12.00  Nicolas Maigret & Maria Roszkowska  Predictive art bot
 12.00 – 12.30  Rashik Parmar  The Anatomy of Digital Disruption
 12.30 – 13.30  LUNCH
 13.30 – 14.15  Kevin Warwick  Cyborgs and Robots with Brains
 14.15– 14.45  Frederik de Wilde  The Council
 14.45 – 15.15  Erin Manning  Not At A Distance: On Touch, Synesthesia and Other Ways of Knowing
 15.15 – 15.30  BREAK
 15.30– 16.00  PANEL DISCUSSION
Kevin Warwick, Erin Manning, Rashik Parmar, Susan Stepney, Julie Freeman, Frederik De Wilde, Pinar Yoldas
 Chaired by Rachel Armstron