Future Sessions: Trust in Invisible Agents

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Join a panel and roundtable session to co-create actionable recommendations for art interventions in the Internet of Things. The event will stimulate an interactive conversation around ideas of transparency, literacy, ethics and governance in the IoT. Attendees will explore artistic intervention as a practical and conceptual toolset to challenge current thinking and explore possible futures. Roundtable organized by FutureEverything, as part of Create-IoT.

This Roundtable session will investigate the value of artistic intervention as a key element of innovation, in particular focusing on how arts practice can question and inform tangible, practical projects. The roundtable will collide the festival theme of Error with FutureEverything’s ongoing exploration of trust in the IoT ecosystem, exposing how Error might be understood when interactions and processes are themselves hidden.

The roundtable draws on the World Café methodology, in which a viable and vibrant large scale dialog is developed as participants are able to move from group to group, engaging in quick-fire, curated debate. The format makes maximum use of all of the expertise in the room and leans on two of the Open Space principles: Whoever comes are the right people, and Wherever it is, is the right place. In this way, the roundtable café will create a rich experience for all the participants, be they invited expert or casual attendee.

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Scene-setting introduction and panellist provocations, POSTCITY, Workshop Space
2:30 PM – 4 PM Table Discussions with expert witnesses, Workshop Space & FIS Tables
4 PM – 4:30 PM Presentation of Results and Wrap-up discussion, POSTCITY, Workshop Space

Speakers: Drew Hemment (UK), Kasia Molga (UK), Irni Papadimitriou (UK/GR), Alexander Berlin (DE), Dr. J. Martin Serrano (IE/ES), Giulia Tomasello (IT)
Roundtable Team: Michelle Collier (UK), Jason Crouch (UK), Claire Tymon (UK)

Presented by FutureEverything as part of CREATE-IoT. The CREATE-IoT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.