DANGEROUS FUTURES CONFERENCE
Friday May 4 & Saturday May 5, 2018
SPEAKERS: ERICH BERGER / ORON CATTS / CERPINA ZANE / BORIS DEBACKERE / ORIT HALPERN / KIRSTY KROSS / MELISSA E. LOGAN / KOERT VAN MENSVOORT / ALEXANDRA MURRAY-LESLIE / STELARC / STAHL STENSLIE / PETR SVAROVSKY / HEGE TAPIO / LIAM YOUNG / PERFORMANCES: ART SCIENCE & COCKTAILS / CHICKS ON SPEED / TWISTED BODY SUSPENSIONS / BOOK LAUNCH: STELARC - STRETCHED SKIN
Why Dangerous Futures? The global warming debate and End of the World scenarios are abundant. But, hey, no need to worry. According to Timothy Morton the ecological catastrophe has already happened. What is beyond the ordinary blindfold of apocalyptic debates? Our future survival is at stake.
So, what now in the age of the post-catastrophe? How to move on? Should we dance at the end of the world? Or explore the dark and unforeseen possibilities on planet Earth in the age of the Anthropocene? Bruno Latour thinks that Mother Nature and the goddess Gaia has forsaken us. We humans are now the lone players in the game of survival. We have become the architects of our own world, lives and likely extinction. What next?
Can we genetically modify ourselves to make the right decisions? Should we merge our bodies together with algorithms - or rather with plants? How will we fuel our dark desires in the future? Science and technologies are providing new ways to upgrade ourselves and everything around us. And we just can’t resist to say yes! What are the dangers of these decisions?
The Dangerous Futures Conference discusses what scientists don’t dare to question and politicians can’t suggest. Keynotes, talks and open discussions, mixing participants with the audience will explore the dangerous futures that we are facing. The conference will investigate the most radical and discursive ideas, innovations and alternative up-to-date worldviews that can help us stay alive. How do we deal with the dangers of our decisions. What chaos can the best of intentions cause?
Join the Dangerous Futures Conference Friday May 4 - Saturday May 5, 2018 at Dokkhuset, Trondheim, Norway. Dangerous Futures Conference is curated by Zane Cerpina, produced and financed by TEKS - Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre.
THE ROAD TO HELL IS PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONS?