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medienwerk.nrw at META Marathon 2019
15.03., 21:00 h – 17.03., 21:00 h
“META Marathon” is a New Technology Festival. From 15-17 March 2019, the NRW Forum will be transformed into a Living Lab with a 42-hour non-stop programme.
With lectures, panels, workshops, performances, discussions, screenings and installations, all participants immerse themselves in the near future: living, working, drinking, dancing, etc. with robots.
In 42h we ask ourselves, how do robots change the way we interact with our world? In what way does this change our perception in the field of tension between man and machine? What will be automated in the future, what not? Creative thinkers, artists, researchers, engineers, economists and cyborgs come together to discuss, test and explore robotics. In addition, an exhibition with androids by Hiroshi Ishiguro, among others, will take place in the NRW Forum.
Presentation & Talk (with the Office medienwerk.nrw) / with: Katrin Hochschuh, Adam Donovan, So Kanno. Moderation: Klaas Werner
The artist duo Katrin Hochschuh and Adam Donovan have invented, developed, and programmed non anthropomorphic swarm robots. In this event, presented by the office medienwerk.nrw, Katrin and Adam will show us how they work, regarding the technical process as well as on a conceptual level, focusing mainly on their current work-in-progress “Empathy Swarm”. It is developed as an antithesis or extension to humanoid robots like famous “Sophia”. They want to show that non anthropomorphic robots can also learn and produce a feeling of empathy and compassion. In the discussion they are joined by So Kanno, whose work “Lasermice” also deals with swarm behavior.
The Panel is presented by the Office medienwerk.nrw. The office medienwerk.nrw is funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The office of the network is hosted by Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund.
All Infos about the META MARATHON 2019 can be found on https://www.metamarathon.net