Paradigm Shift _ Forum

Mapping _ Digital Shifts is proud to present the first edition of the Paradigm Shift _ Forum, which will be held at ACT (Le Commun, 28 rue des Bains) on May 24 and 25, 2017. This new international forum, supported by the Federal Office of Culture, will gather over two days inspiring artists, designers, curators, journalists, decision makers and researchers to critically reflect, raise questions and discuss the state of culture and society in today’s technology-driven world.
These two days of free talks and conferences are curated by Carmen Salas, independent curator and creative producer working at the intersection of art, technology and digital culture.
Free entrance - registration required via the dedicated form.
For all enquiries:

/// DAY 1 - wednesday, May 24: The Future Unfolding 

With a focus on the creative collisions between art, science and technology, Day One's programme offers a unique opportunity to gain insights from a diverse range of speakers, all with an interest in exploring the future of our culture. Such speakers are: Nicolas Nova, Régine Debatty, Alexander Scholz, Sabine Himmelsbach, Nora O Murchú, Monica Bello, Martin Howse, Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman), Joana Moll, Félicie d’Estienne d’Orves, Edwina Portocarrero, Beatrice Pembroke, Engin Ayaz, Vasilis Charalampidis, Bert Holvast, Olof Van Winden et Lucía García Rodríguez.

The sessions that will run through day one include:
• 09:30am - 10:00am: registration, coffee
• 10:10am - 11:10am: Magical Thinking, Contemporary Superstitions and Digital Technologies
• 11:10am - 01:00pm: Digital Art and Digital Futures: Unpacking the Complexities of Computational Cultures
• 02:00pm - 03:20pm: Revealing the Unseen, in collaboration with Arts at CERN
• 03:20pm - 04:35pm: New Voices
• 05:00pm - 06:00pm: On the Move: Shaping Europe’s Future Through Artistic Mobility and Global Cultural Networks
• 06:00pm - 07:00pm: Building Innovation through Human Ecosystems in Cities

/// DAY 2 - Thursday, May 25: Becoming Human 

Day Two's programme will offer a space for speakers and the audience to debate ideas of identityfuture loveAI and human consciousnessinternet addiction, and the role technology plays in our lives. The closing session includes a screening of Werner Herzog's film "Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World", followed by a participatory sessionwhere the audience will have the opportunity to share their ideas in relation to the documentary. The speakers of Day Two are: Leigh Alexander, Chris Baraniuk, Ghislaine Boddington, Carmen Salas and LaTurbo Avedon.
Day Two sessions include:
• 10:30am - 11:00am: registration, coffee
• 11:10am - 12:10am: The Big Disconnect 
• 12:10am - 01:10pm: Social standards: Has Social Media Lowered the Bar for Humanity?
• 02:10pm - 03:10pm: Future Love - The Internet of Bodies
• 03:10pm - 03:50pm: Me, Myself and My Avatar
• 03:50pm - 05:50pm: Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World - a film by Werner Herzog
• 06:10pm - 07:10pm: Present Futures - Interactive Session
We are looking forward to meeting you at this unique international event!

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