Beyond the Obvious - Cultural Agora, Rome 2017
<Glimpses of ctrl+shift HUMAN #BtO2018 Edition >
19:00 - 22:00 | Opening of Beyond the Obvious Conference
Official opening of ctrl+shift HUMAN: Arts Sciences and Technologies in Coded Societies with keynote speeches, cultural programme, dinner, games and more.
19:00 | Welcome
Simona Neumann, Executive Director - Timisoara 2021 and CAE Board member
Robert Manchin, President, Culture Action Europe
Mr. Nicolae Robu, Mayor of Timisoara
Mr. Calin Dobra, President of the Timis County Council
Prof.Dr. Viorel Șerban, Rector of the Universitatea Politehnica Timisoara (UPT)
Prof.Dr. Dana Petcu, Vice-Rector for Research, Universitatea de Vest Timisoara (UVT)
Prof.Dr. Zeno Schlett, Experimentarium
19:20 | FOCUS: What we will talk about? Tere Badia, Culture Action Europe
19:30 | Drink
Opening of the installation SOUNDSCAPES - signs and symptoms Secondary Space (SIMULTAN and TRANSCULTURES)
20:00 | Dinner
20:45 | Presentation of Hakan Lidbo and Makanatsu game
Are you ready to challenge and evolve your imagination? Hakan Lidbo argues that creativity and problem-solving skills can be exercised. How? By playing games.
21:15 | Concert with FOLKLORTRONIK by Madalin Luca
22:00 | Piano jazz at farewell
Master of Ceremony: Chris Torch, Artistic Unit, Timisoara 2021 and CAE Board member
13:00 - 17:00 | Culture Action Europe's Annual General Assembly (AGA) and Members Forum - PART 1 (for CAE members only)
During this part of the gathering, you can meet and exchange with the CAE Board, team, listen to the round of presentations of new candidates for the Board and have an informal exchange with them. This is also an opportunity to get to know your fellow members better, share your concerns, ideas and questions with the team and the Board and stay updated on our planned activities. The agenda includes important discussion on the CAE strategy 2019-2021.
THURSDAY, 25 OCTOBER:
FRIDAY, 26 OCTOBER:
09:00 | Registration
09:30 | ctrl+shift INTELLIGENCE
ctrl+shift INTELLIGENCE (CODES + AI + ONLINE BEHAVIOUR) opens up a discussion on the impact algorithmic coding and processes have on the human life on the screen crossing diverse knowledge from culture, sociology, politics, technology, rights. This session focuses on issues of identity, representation, globalization, homogenization, as well as on online democracy, participatory processes/platforms and decision making.
Keynote speaker: Chris Csikszentmihályi
Reactions: Vladan Joler, Fieke Jansen
Moderation: Alex Meszmer
11:00 | Coffee/Tea Break
11:30 | shift REPRESENTATION Workshop
How do algorithms work on the main online platforms and social media? This workshop will introduce an analysis on the segmentation of cultural digital content and the cultural homogenization online.
Run by: Vladan Joler
11:30 | shift PARTICIPATION Workshop
How is culture under the algorithm? Can we talk of algorithm enculturation? Of an algorithmic culture? Or it is just a matter of new power relationships through algorithms, new decision processes that affect the way culture is produced and experienced?
Run by: Fieke Jansen
11:30 | ctrl STORIES
Come up and see different specific experiences/projects/ practices around the critique or interaction of intelligence (artificial or not), in relation to art and, culture and society. You will get to know different stories pitched followed by a small group discussions around each project.
pETER Purg, MAST Project
Noemi Salantiu & Natalia Skoczylas, Edgeryders
Camilla Colombo, Ohme
Levente Kozma, SIMULTAN Festival & Phillippe Franck, TRANSCULTURES
Moderation: Corinne Szteinsznaider
13:00 - 14:30 | Lunch
14:30 | ctrl+shift BODIES
ctrl+shift BODIES (CODES + AI + OFFLINE CONDITIONS). This session focuses on environment, labor, territories. It opens up a discussion on the the impact algorithmic coding and processes have on the human life off the screen, crossing diverse knowledge from the arts and cultural sectors, sciences and technologies.
Keynote speaker: Nicola Triscott
Reactions: Joana Moll, Ramon Sanguesa
Moderation: Lars Ebert
15:45 - 16:00 | Coffee/Tea Break
16:00 | shift ANTHROPOCENE Workshop
What are the environmental impacts of the cultural and media content and data generation, storage and transfer? The workshop will especially focus on the upload of the cultural contents. Here the "bodies" are apparently immaterial and affect large scale systems, such as the planet itself.
Run by: Joana Moll
16:00 | shift CITIZENS Workshop
At the scale of individuals and societies what is happening due to the operation of codes of and algorithms? What is the impact on political practices, citizenships and the reality of territories? Liquid democracy, e-participation, new nations, virtual nations, and their cultural correlates will be explored here.
Run by: Ramon Sanguesa
16:00 | ctrl STORIES
Let's delve into the nanoscale of the body and its politics. Come up and see different specific experiences/projects/practices around the nanoscale, DNA, biotech in relation to art and, culture and society. You will get to know about different stories pitched followed by a small group discussions around each project.
Špela Petrič, Artist & Researcher
Luis Graça, Marta de Menezes & Luis Graca
Diana Andone, Politechnical University Timisoara (UPT)
Manuel Beltrán, Institute of Human Obsolescence
Moderation: Noel Kelly
17:30 | End of the day
Free evening. Proposals for cultural and culinary experiences will be provided.
SATURDAY, 27 OCTOBER:
09:00 | Registration
09:30 | Keynote speaker: Bruno Lepri
09:50 | ctrl+shift POLICY
ctrl+shift POLICY (CODES + AI + POLICIES). Why a wider outlook beyond the disciplinary silos is important when approaching these issues? What kind of policy interventions and funding is necessary at local, national and European level? What kind of institutions we need to foster collaboration between different operators?
Jutta Thielen, Arts and Science programme, Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Pedro Velazquez, Creative Europe, Deputy Head of Unit
Carmen Croitoru, Director General, National Institute for Cultural Research
Julie Ward, MEP
Bruno Lepri, Bruno Kessler Foundation
Moderation: Robert Manchin
Followed by Q&A
11:00 - 11:30 | Coffee/Tea Break
11:30 - 12:45 | MulitipleXity Panel
Tere Badia, Culture Action Europe
Dan Bugariu, MultipleXity
Chris Bruckmayr, Ars Electronica
Moderation: Chris Torch, Artistic Unit, Timisoara 2021
11:30 - 12:45 | Pilot Cities Culture and local sustainable development: a process of cross-disciplinary learning
Cities participating in the Pilot Cities programme, representatives of other relevant initiatives in Europe and experts share examples from their experiences on self assessment, policy innovation and peer-learning in the areas of culture and sustainable development, followed by discussion on learning processes and emerging aspects.
Emiliano Poggio, Founder, Bergoglio 3.0, Alessandria
Mafalda Sebastião, Coordinator, Polo Cultural Gaivotas / Boavista, Lisbon
Tomás Afonso González, Cultural Management and Planning Officer, Tenerife Island Council
Anna Farràs, International Relations Officer, Terrassa City Council
Clymene Christoforou, Founder and Director, D6 Culture in Transit / Expert, Pilot Cities
Ivor Davies, Expert, Pilot Cities
Moderated by: Jordi Baltà, Committee on Culture, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
12:45 - 13:00 | Closing of the conference
Simona Neumann, Timisoara 2021
Robert Manchin, Culture Action Europe
Tere Badia, Culture Action Europe
13:00 - 14:00 | Goodbye Lunch
14:30 - 18:00 | Culture Action Europe's Annual General Assembly (AGA) and Members Forum - PART 2 (for CAE members only)
Voting the CAE strategy 2019-2021, new Board elections, approval of finances and budget, policy sessions.