Ars Electronica Festival 2018


STARTS TalkSeptember 7 201810 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ars Electronica - POSTCITY / Linz

STARTS Day on Friday will emphasize the potential of evolving future innovators and show extraordinary samples of innovation on the nexus of art, science and technology. The day concentrates on the STARTS program and will lead visitors through several different formats of discussion, presentation of outstanding projects as well as theoretical reviews of the role of STARTS collaborations.

FRI September 7,
2018: 10 AM – 12 noon

STARTS Collaborations

FRI September 7,
2018: 12 noon – 1 PM

Embracing the Risk: STARTS Talks

FRI September 7,
2018: 2 PM – 3:30 PM

STARTS Guided Tours

FRI September 7,
2018: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

AI in Art & Science, Strategy for responsible Innovation

STARTS Collaborations / POSTCITY

FRI September 7, 2018: 10 AM – 12 noon
POSTCITY, Lecture Stage
Artists, creative professionals, scientists and industry representatives who are involved in science, technology and art collaboration and residency programs will give insights into their experiences, discuss future strategies and inform about the next STARTS opportunities.
Initiatives: STARTS Residencies, Trust in Invisible Agents as part of Create-IoT, STARTS Prototyping: WEAR Sustain, The Tech+Art Incubator, Ars Electronica Futurelab, E.A.T. Residencies at Nokia Bell Labs, ArtScience Museum,
European Digital Art and Science Network,
Speakers: Christophe De Jaeger (BE), Hugues Vinet (FR), Yann Deval (FR), Marie Ghislaine Losseau (BE), Jason Crouch (UK), Camille C. Baker (CA/UK), Maurizio Montalti (IT/NL), Nadav Hochman (IL), Markus Dorninger (AT), Horst Hörtner (AT), Julia Kaganskiy (US), Honor Harger (NZ), Veronika Liebl (AT), Robertina Šebjanič (SI), Gjino Šutič (HR), Moderation: Lucas Evers (NL)

Embracing the Risk: STARTS Talks

FRI September 7, 2018: 12 noon – 1 PM
POSTCITY, Conference Hall
Luckily for us, there are those that defy our fragility and dive head-on into taking risks. Pioneers of human innovation embrace the dangers of committing grave errors to imagine and eventually realize complex projects, like having robots plot out steel bridges on the go or engineering an over-the-counter kit for home made custom remedies for vaginal health. „Embracing the Risk“ presents two projects that were only possible through daring boldness and the willingness to commit grave errors and were rewarded with the STARTS Prize‘18.
Speakers: Tim Geurtjens (NL), Giulia Tomasello (IT), Sophie Lamparter (CH), Alexander Mankowsky (DE)
Moderation: Barbara von Rechbach (AT)

STARTS Guided Tours

FRI September 7, 2018: 2 PM – 3:30 PM

AI in Art & Science, Strategy for responsible Innovation

FRI September 7, 2018, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
It seems that the next big leap in dealing with our errors needs to advance from delegating problem solving to artificial intelligence or official entities towards developing and promoting a sophisticated social intelligence and ethical responsibility. This responsibility encompasses the encouragement of creative practices, as well as an openness for polymaths and cross-disciplinary approaches. There is a strong expectation that art-science-technology collaborations provide a valuable strategy for developing new and before unknown approaches by embracing errors and encouraging diversity, which allows a reflection on itself and its impact on society. These reflexions are essential for the creation of functioning human-machine interfaces in the further development steps of artificial intelligence.
Speakers: Roberto Viola (IT), Beth Singler (UK), Derrick de Kerckhove (CA), Chris Salter (CA), Sputniko! (JP), Anna Maria Brunnhofer (AT), Pierre Barreau (FR), Mark Coeckelbergh (BE/AT), Moderation: Mark Coeckelbergh (BE/AT)