Future Sessions: Atmospheric Memory
Symposium: Future Sessions – The Air of Turbulence
Taking Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Atmospheric Memory and its inspiration from Charles Babbage as a starting point, The Air of Turbulence brings together artists, researchers, technologists, scientists and other participants to debate and unravel emerging technological advances and challenges looking through the past, present and future.
From technological histories to machine learning, facial and voice recognition, and their implications, how do historical ideas and inventions relate to emerging digital technologies, and how can we survive a future increasingly driven by algorithms? The Air of Turbulence will also explore the traces left on the environment as we rely more and more on digital communications technologies and cloud computing, and continue to accumulate vast amounts of data.
Speakers include Atmospheric Memory artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, curator José Luis de Vicente, artists Katriona Beales and Anna Ridler, Dr Sarah Mander, Senior research Fellow, Tyndall Manchester Climate Change Research, William Tunstall-Pedoe, entrepreneur and founder of Evi and many more.
The day will conclude with an optional walking tour, limited tickets will be available.