Art Science dialogues: Natural Technologies




June 14th

15:00-17:00 hrs

VU ArtScience Gallery and Theatre 3 (NU Building, De Boelelaan 1111, Amsterdam)

Please register via the form below

The Environmental Humanities Center and the VU Art Science Gallery present :

The current exhibition of the VU Art Science Gallery features artworks that explore how technology mimics or interacts with biological, psychological, or physical processes. In a series of podcasts accompanying the exhibition, VU researchers from astrophysics, literature studies, law, and anthropology engage with the works from their scientific perspective. At this event, the artists and researchers will come together to discuss the potentials and insights to gain from ‘natural technologies’ and multispecies cooperation.

15:00-15:15   VU ARTSCIENCE gallery*: welcome
welcome and visit of the exhibition

15:15-15:30   NU Theatre 3*: introductions        
Wende Wallert: ARTSCIENCE dialogues at the VU gallery
Sem Bannenberg: Welcome to the Symbiocene

15:30-16:15 NU Theatre 3: natural technologies / technological natures
conversations with VU scholars and exhibiting artists, moderated by Katja Kwastek 
Kristine Steenbergh & Vasilis Kokkoris: emotions & communication of non-human animals
Wanda Tuerlinckx & Rob van den Hoven van Genderen: identity and intelligence of robots
Raoul Frese & Christian Zwanikken: evolution and adaptation of plants

16:30-17:30   VU ARTSCIENCE gallery: reception
reception with fresh spring rolls and cold drinks

*Both locations are in the NU building of VU Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1111

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