Assembly – Meeting Place and Exchange Forum
The body and technological development

  • Thu 15.03.18 10 h – 13 h

In English

Free Entrance

Is my smartphone smarter than me? The biological human body is continually being enhanced, modified, improved and put to question by technology and technical methodologies. Under the in uence of the rapid pace of advances in cybernetics, prosthetics, communication technology, digital information networks and smart technologies, the relationships between technical standards and the functional principles of the biological human body are constantly shifting. Technology and the body are progressively merging, in uencing, shaping and modulating each other. Do technical advances offer utopian spaces of possibility, or subject life to unknown algorithms?

Impulses from: Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gramelsberger (Human Technology Centre, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen) und Enno Park (u.a. Cyborg e.V.)

Every morning, the ASSEMBLY is a meeting place for the public, artists, curators, and people engaged in the cultural sector. Whether in short thematic kick-off statements, in an arena, or in individual encounters—all of the participants are invited to take advantage of the light-flooded architecture of the SANAA building on the Zollverein site for a relaxed exchange.

Here, the artistic positions and questions raised by the Dance Platform can be dissected, interwoven and explored as well as placed in a broad social, local and global context.

The Dance Platform is also always an (inter)national exchange forum. Network partners, cultural institutes, artists, and multiplicators are invited to set their thoughts in motion and discuss current developments in society, science and the economy and how these interact with dance and choreography.

DO 15.03. — SA 17.03.2018
10-13 H
In German and English

Free Entrance

Full ASSEMBLY program

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SANAA building
Folkwang University of the Arts