Join Brain Gain Group and experts within the fields of journalism, philosophy, art and tech-science for an investigative lab at Trailerpark I/O. Robots have until now aided us with our hard labour, but perhaps now is the time for academics and artists to worry? The future is getting close – let’s have a look at it!
Is creativity only for humans, or do robots and computers also have creative agency? What does it mean for our understanding of being human when machines are producing journalism and art work that is inseparable from human creation? And do we really want robots as investigative reporters?
Robots have until now aided us with our hard labour, but perhaps now is the time for the academics and the artists to worry. The robots are going after skilled labour and are already deployed in the fields of journalism and art.
To explore this subject further, we have invited Copenhagen-based media company Brain Gain Group to host a lab and techno-philosophical investigation at Trailerpark I/O. Brain Gain Group combine skills from academia with the craft of journalism and media production, and aim to empower young creatives and bring them together with potential collaborators in order to promote thought leadership in the form of content, events and education.
During the lab Brain Gain Group will investigate how the exponential growth in technology is effecting us, and what space and identity possibilities it leaves behind, along with experts within the fields of journalism, philosophy, art and tech-science. You will be invited to imagine a future not far away, where scenarios are exceeding the best sci-fi movies, and discuss the concept of human existence in a world of deep technological transformation. The future is getting close – let’s have a look at it!
The lab has room for 25 participants. Everyone is welcome to apply for a seat.
Note that you can only apply for one lab, as all labs at I/O take place between 10am and 12.30pm.
Trailerpark I/O – unfolding the world of art, design and technology
Trailerpark I/O, a one-day event in Copenhagen on July 29, amplifies curiosity, celebrates ideas and showcases what happens when creativity, radical ideas and technology meet. The event exhibits futuristic and visionary ideas, talks by thought-leaders and troublemakers from around the globe, and labs, where people can co-develop ideas with leading experts.
The labs at I/O are all about getting involved, playing around and creating value together. The idea is to gather people and startups around a specific challenge or theme and together with experts and great facilitators try to develop new solutions together. We believe in an arena where the exploratory approach trumps the fear of failing and where collaboration is more important than showing off.
Learn more at http://io.trailerparkfestival.com/.