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Futurological Congress 2020

DAY 2

10.00 – 18.00 
SEMINAR 2
“UNDER CONTROL I ctrl+c(ut)” Installation by ::vtol:: (RU)

The project is an abstract robotic model of a nematode worm, which the viewer needs to “cut” in a certain place with an RFID tag plastic card. Cutting a worm with a card, we are, as it were, conducting an experiment that is possible with some types of worms, in which cutting them, under the influence of regeneration, leads to the emergence of two independent individuals. When “cutting”, a digitized DNA and a mathematical model of the worm’s nervous system are recorded on the card using a special scanner/reader placed in the worm. Thus, the worm divides not only physically, but also digitally – another copy of its DNA appears, which increases the chances of preserving the species. Visitors leave the card with this data to themselves. On the one hand, this is an ironic installation on the topic of information copying, digital life, and bioinformatics. On the other hand, this is a kinetic project with a non-standard form of interactivity.

10.00 – 18.00
KRANHALLE
Installation “DO YOU LIKE CYBER?” by Emilio Vavarella (Italy)

10.00 – 18.00
NOISE, NOI TECHPARK
STUDIO VISITS – WHERE FUTURE HAPPENS

Moscow: ::vtol:: / Dmitry Morozov (Russia)
Cambridge, Massachusets: Joe Davis (USA)
Beijing: Lu yang (China)


TALKS @ SEMINAR 1

10.00 – 10.20
Machines and creativity
Holger Volland, Vice President Frankfurter Buchmesse (Germany)

10.20-10.40
Preserving vital creative energy: How to act in times of dying systems

Rob van Kranenburg, founder of Council_IoT (Netherlands)

10.40-11.00
The Joys of Not Writing: Why do we want to create art with computers?

Kathrin Passig, writer (Germany)

11.00 – 12.00
Can machines create art?
Introduction by Roland Benedikter, Co-Head of the Center for Advanced Studies, Eurac Research (Italy)
Discussion with Holger Volland (Germany), Riccardo Manzotti (Italy), Natalia Fuchs (Russia), Hoxorcismos/Moises Horta Valenzuela (Mexico/Germany), ::vtol::/Dmitry Morozov (Russia), Robin Meier (France).
Moderated by Peter Kirn, Create Digital Music (USA/Germany)

12.00 – 12.20
AI as an art collaborator
Ahmed Elgammal, computer scientist (USA)

12.20 – 12-40
Global catastrophic risks
Anders Sandberg, computational neuroscientist (UK)

12.45 – 13.10
The Future of Everything
Closing words by Jason Silva, futurist (USA)