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INTER:ACTIVE SYMPOSIUM

While in 2020 we were all focused on the present and how to deal with the existential crises presented by the pandemic, the arts community can now start to think again about what the future may offer. The INTER:ACTIVE SYMPOSIUM is inviting artists, filmmakers, futurologists, technologists, psychologists and social commentators to investigate what determines the creation and consumption of media in the coming years.

15:00

DARE MIGHTY THINGS

Already stretched by challenges prior to its onset, the arts and culture sector has been put under existential pressure by the pandemic. With a litany of major transitions to come—technological, social, environmental among them—the sector must rise to meet the moment more than ever. Annette Mees and Scott Smith will outline some of the coming headwinds arts and culture can not only face down, but lead on, through great works yet to come.

Speakers

Annette Mees, Head of Audience Labs, Royal Opera House, UK/The Netherlands

Scott Smith, Managing Partner, Changeist VOF, The Netherlands/USA

15:30

PROTOPIA FUTURES

Science Fiction wields a powerful influence over real-world scientific/technological research, sociopolitical development, and the way we imagine, design, build and live in our cities. In this talk, Monika Bielskyte will explore new horizons of inclusive, contextual & participatory world designs she’s been working towards with @protopiafutures collaborative platform, as an antidote to neocolonial, binary visions of Dystopia & Utopia.

Speakers

Monika Bielskyte, Futurist, ALLFUTUREEVERYTHING, South Africa/Lithuania

15:40

PRESENTATION OF CPH:LAB PROJECTS: SONIC CELLUMONIALS & KVÖLVAKA

Sonic Cellumonials is a guided journey into the multispecies dimension of your body. ‘Kvöldvaka’ is a playful Augmented Reality experience inspired by Icelandic folklore.

Speakers

Baum & Leahy, Director, Lead Artist, Denmark/UK

Greg Orrom Swan, Artist, Creative Technologist, UK

Dane Christensen, Director, Hologram Design, Denmark

Carol Dalrymple, Co-director, Creative Technologist, USA

Sofie Birch, Sound Artist, Denmark

Barna Szász, Producer, Creative Development, Hungary

16:00

PUBLIC SERVICE MEDIA: CHAMPIONS OF THE PEOPLE OR A 21st-CENTURY IRRELEVANCE?

During the pandemic two diverse media trends strengthened: the trust in Public Service Media and the power of the global Tech Giants´ platforms. If trust and media usage go in different directions, how do we continue to provide European citizens with trustworthy media in the future? Has the power of Tech Giants gone too far? Is there an urgent need to regulate those platforms? How do we ensure that PSM will continue to be a creative and innovative sphere to media creators in the future?

Speakers

Ritva Leino, Head of Multiplatform, Yle, Finland

Kay Meserberg, Head of Mission Innovation, ARTE G.E.I.E, France/Germany

16:20

PRESENTATION OF CPH:LAB PROJECTS: CONNECTIONS - NO ONE IS AN ISLAND & MIMIC

‘Connections – No One Is an Island’ invites you on an interactive global journey through the Corona era and the emotions that connect us. ‘MIMIC’ is an interactive web documentary that builds a collective portrait about our evolving human relationship with artificial intelligence.

Speakers

Suvi Andrea Helminen, Director, Denmark

Ulrik Gutkin, Producer, Denmark

Kasper Bøttcher, Co-producer, Creative Technologist, Denmark

Reid Hannaford, Director, Producer, Canada

Danielle Sheli Levy, Director, Producer, USA

Arthur Choi, Co-creator, South Korea

16:30

THE METAVERSE IS YOU

The profound evolution that the Metaverse promises has already begun transforming how we work, socialize, and entertain. Accelerated by the lockdown, companies are harnessing digital power and people are adapting to new technologies faster than ever before. But what the Metaverse will become depends on you. 

Speakers

Stephanie Riggs, Creative Technologist & Author, Sunchaser Entertainment, USA

16:50

PRESENTATION OF CPH:LAB PROJECTS: THE SMALLEST OF WORLDS & SYMBIOTICA

‘The Smallest of Worlds’ is an immersive archive composed of people’s most personal places and intimate moments during their home quarantine. In ‘Symbiotica’ participants discover the message that lichen – a collective entity made of many species – has for humanity.

Speakers

Uwe Brunner, Co-creator, Austria

Bettina Katja Lange, Co-creator, Germany

Joan Soler-Adillon, Co-creator, Spain

Natalia Cabrera, Co-creator, Creative Technologist, Chile

Juan Ferrer, Co-creator, Art Director, Chile

Sebastián González, Co-creator, Executive Producer, Chile

17:00

FROM THE INTERNET OF THINGS TO THE INTERNET OF SENSES

While the roll-out of 5G may enhance cultural experiences through The Internet of Things; technology development is progressing. In 2030 the Internet of Senses – where digital experiences with all 5 senses involved – might be a reality. What innovation and new experiences would the internet of senses enable? 

Speakers

Pernilla Jonsson, Head of Consumer and Industry Lab, Ericsson Research, Sweden

Oliver Kibblewhite, Founder, The 5Gs Ltd, UK

17:25

LOCKDOWN CPH:LAB: LESSONS LEARNED

What does it mean to run a lab that is so inherently about real-time communication, interaction, and collaboration online? Viken filmsenter presents the main takeaways from the CPH:LAB report: the blind spots of designing against the online medium and the benefits of working remotely.

Speakers

Lene Juliussen, Project Manager, Viken filmsenter, Norway

Cecilie Stranger-Thorsen, Film and Games Commissioner, Viken filmsenter, Norway

17:40

THE 2020s: A TIME OF TRANSFORMATION

People are not coming out of this pandemic the same as they went into it. One trend that’ll bounce back is experientialism and the Experience Economy – where people expect more from their time and the experiences they have. Empowered by a new ‘eudaimonic technology’ built on discoveries in neuroscience, psychology and the science of happiness, experience designers will increasingly stage experiences that are not just entertaining and memorable, but also transformational.

Speakers

James Wallman, Founder, World Experience Organization

18:00

MINGLING SESSION

After the Symposium we invite you to mingle in online round-tables with speakers and fellow attendees before the premiere of Sonic Cellumonials at 19.30 CET.

Speakers

Mark Atkin, Director, Crossover Labs, UK

19:30

SONIC CELLUMONIALS

Experience yourself as Homomicrobis – a symbiosis of human and microbe – as you embark on a guided journey into the multispecies dimension of your body, from the comfort of your home. Read more about the work here.

Speakers

Baum & Leahy, Director, Lead Artist, Denmark/UK

Greg Orrom Swan, Artist, Creative Technologist, UK

Sofie Birch, Sound Artist, Denmark