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Future Emerging Arts & Technologies

SAT Sept. 9, 2017, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM, POSTCITY, Lecture Stage

Artists and scientists collaborating, what works and what not – a conversation

Moderation: Lucas Evers (NL)
Panelists: Evelina Domnitch, Anna Dumitriu, Dmitry Gelfand, Spela Petric, Miha Tursic, Claudia Schnugg, Ingeborg Reichle, Erich Prem, Lucas Evers

What can be worked on together when artists are invited to work in techno-scientific environments such as High Performance Computing (HPC), quantum physics, genetic research and genome editing? What are the kinds of questions that are asked when the artists and scientists meet in laboratories, studio’s, offices or university canteens? Meeting each other in such situations, what works and what not and on which levels do those productive misunderstandings between artists and scientists lead to interesting new crude matter for artists and – if you want – inspiration for scientists?

Future Emerging Arts & Technologies is a project wherein 6 artists were given a nine month period to work in the inner laboratories of EU funded Future Emerging Technologies – FET programs, ranging from synthetic materials laboratories to quantum physics and from high performance computing to quantum computing and from genomica and genetics to nuclear clocks.

During this panel we will discuss on a very basic level what happens in the collaboration and the communication between the involved artists and scientists and discuss the very details that challenge those collaborations and make them interesting van valuable for all involved – mistakes, misunderstandings, miscommuncations included.