Art, Technology and Change: The Descent of Man
What is the role of the human in the Age of the Machine? Join artists and thinkers when we question the place of (hu)man in our society and explore whether the interconnectedness of species extends to intelligent machines… Online programme coming up!Get tickets
Host of the day
Director, Crossover Labs
Mark Atkin is the curator of the Interactive Exhibition and the Head of Studies of CPH:LAB. He has run interactive media labs on almost all continents and been a film programmer as well as a commissioner for documentary and interactive for TV channels in the UK and Australia. Mark has produced both linear and interactive works that have been presented at The Royal Academy of Arts, The Barbican in London and MoMA in New York, as well as festivals around the world.
The Brothers Are But Believers
The old orders are collapsing and a generation of young men burn with resentment. Deprived of the money, power and sex they think they deserve, they descend into an online world of demonisation and violence. Javaad Alipoor spent time exploring how ISIS and the alt-right radicalise online and tells the story through documentary, interactivity and fiction.
Man Made Disaster: How Patriarchy is Ruining the Planet
Women waste less than men, recycle more than men and outperform men in nearly every environmental behaviour. But while men disproportionately contribute to climate change, women and girls are disproportionately affected by its negative impacts. The solution is simple: smash the patriarchy to save the planet.
Animals Speak – We Should Listen
Animals use far more elaborate language than most people think. They chat, rhyme, speak in dialects and make jokes. New insights challenge us to question human domination, move beyond anthropocentrism and build new relations with the other creatures with whom we share this planet.
The Self-Delusion: How We Are All Connected and Why That Matters
We think we have an inner self that stays the same throughout our lives. This is an illusion – we are more connected to others and the natural world than we realise. Tom Oliver argues that while our sense of self has helped our species to succeed, understanding the complex connections between us may well be the key to a better future.
The Empathy Machine?
As documentary creators, we like to think that we can change hearts and minds through the media we create. But can we ever truly claim to walk in someone else’s shoes? And is there any evidence that immersive technologies are more effective in evoking empathy than traditional media?
Models of Sustainability for Immersive Media
How are documentarians and artists funding their XR projects? What role do media institutions play in funding or brokering funding? How does the tech industry support XR projects? How do artists and emerging media companies survive? This talk will map the current funding ecosystem of immersive media and discuss strategies, roadblocks, possible futures and sustainability models for immersive producers.
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