ArtFutura 2018: roundtable "Digital creatures and augmented cognition"

  • Day: February 15, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Space: Auditori
  • Free activity

Since January 1990, ArtFutura, the Festival of Culture and Digital Creativity, explores the most important projects and ideas arising in the international panorama of New Media, Virtual Reality, Interaction Design and Digital Animation. Its activities include: exhibitions, conferences, workshops, interactive installations, performances. Among the participants of previous editions are: TheoJansen, Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, Mariscal, Orlan, Brian Eno and Marcel·lí Antúnez, among others. Es Baluard has been collaborating since 2009 with the same.

On this occasion, Es Baluard hosts the round table entitled “Digital Creatures and Augmented Cognition”, which will debate and reflect on art and science, on the human and the technological in the 21st century. They will take part: the director of Art Futura, Montxo Algora; one of the festival curators, Alejandro Sacristán; the General Director of Visual Arts and Public Programs of the City Council of Palma, Sebastià Mascaró, the director of Es Baluard, Nekane Aramburu and the art critic and independent curator, Pau Waelder.

“In the last ten years our technological capacity to read and write in the human brain has increased dramatically. It is the Augmented Cognition: the set of technologies dedicated to increase our cognitive abilities. Technology is not only a cyborg extension that impacts the outside world, but it does so in our own minds: it increases our collective intelligence, it expands our consciousness, it generates us altered realities, it makes us omnipresent, mentally, in any part of the world and in the future it will unite our brains to other human and artificial brains in ways we can not even imagine today. ”

“At the beginning of this 21st century, we are all progressively mutating into” digital creatures “. Our jobs, our friendships, our emotions, our art … everything takes place, and increasingly, in the digital field. But the most fascinating element about digital technology is precisely that its full impact has not arrived … yet. As the capacity of the processors increases at an exponential rate, as human beings, we will increase our ability to both create … and destroy. To achieve and fail. Sky and smoke. And in this digital environment our creations will be different. Our art will be different. Our museums and the way we use our imagination to visualize our dreams will be different. Because the crucial element in the global technological discontinuity is our humanity. Without it, everything else is meaningless. ”

This activity is carried out in collaboration with the Casal Solleric de Palma.

Language of activity: Spanish

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15th February 2018 → 15th February 2018