Workshop 2: AGENDA: Our Digital Selves

Den planlagte workshop nr2 i serien ‘The Technosublime’ var planlagt å gjennomføres høst-semseter 2015 i løpet av ‘korridorukene’. Desverre ble det ikke mange nok påmeldte til at dette kunne gjennomføres.

I stedet for workshop 2, har jeg sammen med Hege Bratsberg og Tiril Schrøder jobbet med å arrangere Agenda. Dette gikk av stabelen fredag 25.1 Salen var fullsatt-ikke alle fikk sitte i første halvdel. Vi hadde en helsides annonse i Klassekampen, ut over annonsering i diverse sosiale medier. Det var publikum fra de fleste av KHiOs avdelinger, fra UIO, fra KUD og tidligere studenter.

Desverre måtte Torgeir Waterhouse, dagens første foreleser avlyse i siste sekund. Bortsett fra dette foreløp dagen etter planen.

Programmet var annonsert som følger:

The theme of this first Agenda seminar in 2016 is the continuous and rapid development of (digital) technologies, and how this ubiquitous presence is influencing our analogue selves and our everyday life. This implies questions concerning how we are seeing ourselves through technology and how we can – and why we should engage with the continuous flow of new technologies.

Photo: Trine Wester – Gateway, 2015

Program

10.00
Intro by moderator, Rector of Oslo National Academy of the Arts: Jørn Mortensen

10.10
Torgeir Waterhouse, Director IKT Norge, “Digital representation and presence in digital societies”

IKT-Norge is the interest group for the Norwegian ICT industry. Torgeir Waterhouse works as the Director for Internett and New Media at IKT-Norway. He has especially focused on cases regarding copyright issues and digital medias. He is one of the founders behind the movement “Lær kiddsa kode” (“Teach Kids Programming”) and MachUp; an Norwegian tech accelerator.

11.05
Kate Cooper, artist talk: “RIGGED”

Kate Cooper is a British artist working with CGI technology in her artistic practice, raising questions about the digitally constructed body; the post representational female subject, and the agency of these representations. The engagement with the feminist discourse is a premise behind her work. Cooper also runs the collaborative art studio Auto Italia South East in London, which explores alternative forms of labor-structures within art practices.

12 – 12.40
Lunch

12.40
Axel Tidemann, PhD Research Scientist, Telenor Research
“Artificial Intelligence in Artistic Applications”

Axel Tidemann is working as researcher at Telenor Research, working with artificial intelligence and machine learning. In his Phd Thesis he constructed a artificial drummer, which he learned to play the drums. Some of Tideman’s work has been presented as part of art installations.

13.30
Prof Susanne Winterling, artist talk: “Vertex, Life of CGI Images and the Materiality of Touch”

Susanne M. Winterling is an artist currently living and working in Oslo and Berlin. She holds a MA in philosophy, is one of the founders of the art collective Akademie Isotrope, and is a professor of contemporary art at Oslo National Academy of the Arts since 2011.Working across a variety of media, including film and photography, Winterling is mostly known for site specific installations that critically intervene in their surroundings through directing attention to the sensual and perceptual qualities of spaces, objects and images.

14.05
Prof Jill Walker Rettberg: “Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves”

Jill Walker Rettberg is professor of digital culture at the University of Bergen. She is writing/teaching about computer games, digital art, electronic literature, social media and blogging. In her presentation she will talk about her latest book “Seeing Ourselves Through Technology”.

Moderator: Closing words

BREAK 10 min

15.00
Movie viewing: Atelier Bolombolo:”#Artoffline” (61min)

#ArtOffline is a feature documentary exploring contemporary art’s problematic relationship with technology; and its intersections with the internet and digital media. Director – Manuel Correa

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Alle forelseningene ble filmet, og vil bli lagt ut på Kunst&Håndverk sine hjemmesider. Linken vil bli lagt ut så snart det er online.

Noen bilder fra Agenda:

 

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