The internet is broken. Silicon Valley has sold us. The anthropocene is upon us. But besides delving into these matters, on the second day of the conference we also highlight how another future is possible. Artists, broadcasters and technologists are mobilising to point the way out of this. Join forces with just some of them and curator Mark Atkin of Crossover Labs at the Art-Tech-Change conference.

Date: Tuesday, March 26
Time: 10:00 – 17:00
Location: Ballroom & Social Cinema
Kunsthal Charlottenborg

The day is curated and hosted by:

Mark Atkin
Crossover Labs

Mark Atkin is a curator and consultant at Crossover Labs. He has curated the exhibition of immersive documentaries at this year’s festival and is the Head of Studies of the CPH:LAB. Mark has 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 in Australia. He has worked as a producer of both linear and interactive work whose work has been presented a. o. at The Royal Academy of Arts and The Barbican in London, and MoMA in New York as well as festivals around the world.

It’s Time for a Public Service Internet

Our online spaces are filled with hate speech, our democracies undermined, our private lives monetised and sold by surveillance capitalists and we have a social media-fuelled mental health epidemic. Our trust in the mega-corporations who control our access to information is exhausted. Isn’t it time for a public service internet?

Irina Bolychevsky (Moderator)
Director & Founder

Bill Thompson
Principal Research Engineer

Kay Meserberg
Head of Mission Innovation

Paulien Dresscher
PublicSpaces Amsterdam

What would the future of technology be if Silicon Valley were run by a gender neutral council of African elders? Maybe a future away from nation states, individual wealth/health and humans as beings above other animals – for the collective well-being rather than individual profit and fame.

Hajooj Kuka

Collective Wisdom

Co-creation allows alternatives to singular vision, occurs within communities, across disciplines and can involve algorithms. Kat shares the results of a field study based on over 100 interviews: methodologies to help make a more equitable world, shift narratives, and seek solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

Kat Cizek
Artistic Director
MIT Co-Creation Studio

Empowering the Virtual Experience

Immersive technologies are changing the nature of what an art-work is and how it is valued. These shifts have encouraged us to re-asses where the value of an artwork lies in a market that seems to increasingly value experience over possession. Organisations such as Khora Contemporary are democratising the art experience as institutions reorient their function, shifting the value in the artwork to the experience.

Allegra Shorto
Art Director
Khora Contemporary

Speculative World-Building

What happens when an artist and a scientists join forces to reimagine the future in order to tackle issues such as climate change? This conversation, between and artist and an evolutionary geneticist, will look at Greenland, Siberia, the relation between land, sea and ice, and the consequences for future ecologies and evolution in human and non-human species.

Shezad Dawood
UBIK Productions

Eske Willerslev
DNA scientist
Professor & Director
of Centre of Excellence GeoGenetics
Copenhagen University

The Real Impact of Fictional Futures

This talk will examine the future narratives that we’ve grown accustomed to and invite the audience to see the urgency and the incentive to move from ‘dystopian’ to ‘protopian’ – evolved narrative of what future could be as the immersive and experiential media space – virtual, augmented and mixed reality – will become the dominant media space in the decade to come.

Monika Bielskyte

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