Multiple Futures of Art and Technology ｜藝術與科技的多重未來VIEW EVENT DETAILS
HKACT! Act 13 Symposium
A full-day symposium which focus on art, philosophy and technology. Nine speakers are invited, including scholars and artists, from Europe, the Americas and Asia
Rundown and speakers' abstracts｜講者概述摘要和節目流程 >> HERE
Globalisation has meant, historically, a process of neutralization through economic and technological means by conquering land, sea and air. The invention and proliferation of digital technologies in the second half of the 20th century has accelerated this process. Digital technology has become the most pervasive and ubiquitous medium now indispensable to everyday life. Both the state and capitalism demand and produce techno-social subjects – who are consumers, but not citizens. We recognize that technology is not neutral. It is a new regime of discipline and containment based on computation, which has brought us convenience as well as platform capitalism, enforced surveillance and mass data extraction.
As a way to counter this homogenization, we have to imagine a new form of globalisation, to imagine a techno-diversity or multiple cosmo-technics, by resolving the antinomy of the universality of technology. To include people in different localities to participate in the production and sharing of knowledge, and allowing them to actively appropriate technology instead of being reduced to mere consumers. This is essential to maintaining a local heterogeneity as well as politicizing the innovation and employment of technology, which allows us to resist against a homogenization assumed by capitalist logic and the technocratic.
To bring forward a new phase of globalization means going beyond the previous unilateral process of globalization and the technological dystopia accompanied with it. It requires rediscovering and inventing new configurations between cultures and technologies, tradition and modernism, east and west. It is a call that not only addresses politologists but scholars in art and humanities, as well as those in engineering and sciences. It demands a re-evaluation of the limits and potential of the current algorithmic culture and its algorithmic governmentality from new perspectives.
This Symposium invites scholars and artists to conceive such possibilities by reflecting on the conceptual and practical contributions from both the East and the West. We hope this will contribute in overcoming the universalist and homogeneous idea of technology, which impoverishes our capacity to think and act.
|9.40am||Lev Manovich (U.S. 美國)|
|10.10am||Ronaldo Lemos (Brazil 巴西)|
|10.40am||Discussion 討論 by Charles Merewether|
|11.10am||Maurice Benayoun (Hong Kong 香港 / France 法國)|
|11.40am||Jeffrey Shaw (Hong Kong 香港 /Australia 澳洲)|
|12.10am||Discussion 討論 by Charles Merewether|
|12.40am||General Discussion 總體討論|
|1pm - 2.50pm||Lunch Break 午休|
|3pm||Hidetaka Ishida (Japan 日本)|
|3.30pm||Scott Lash (U.S. 美國 / U.K. 英國)|
|4pm||Discussion 討論 by Yuk Hui|
|4.45pm||Primavera De Filippi (France 法國)|
|5.15pm||Yuk Hui (Hong Kong 香港)|
|5.45pm||Discussion 討論 by Yuk Hui|
|6.30pm||General Discussion 總體討論|
|6.55pm||Closing Remarks 結語|
Organized by | 主辦機構
Osage Art Foundation 奧沙藝術基金
Project Grant | 項目計劃資助
Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme 藝能發展資助計劃
HKSAR Government 香港特別行政區政府
Supported by | 支持機構
Asia Society Hong Kong Center 亞洲協會香港中心
U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau 美國駐香港及澳門總領事館
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