18:00 – 20:00
Sensorium × Art & Tech Days
Mini conference on art, design, science and technology in partnership with Art & Tech Days in Košice opens up the theme of New Sensibility - new sense of the post-digital age. Technology changed our life in a way which we are not familiar with. Society is experiencing many symptoms of the digital revolution directly, without warning. Effects of digitalisation and possible technocracy are different than our (missing) visions about them.
Hyphen Labs (UK) is a London based design studio and an international collective exploring absurdities that emerge at the intersection of technology, art, science, and the future. It uses design to challenge conventions and stimulate conversations, placing planetary needs and collective experiences at the centre of their current evolving narratives. Their creative director Carmen Aguilar y Wedge (USA/MX) and design researcher Romy Gad el Rab (EG/UK) are the main actors of this multicultural female collective. Through their projects, they will take you on a journey through the wildest imaginations about the future in their online talk.
Local scene will be represented by an artist, essayist and cultural manager Samuel Velebný. In his project Road to Quatar, Samuel thematizes global socio-economic contexts of the so-called “Media sport”, network of relationships on the background of the soccer industry. The involvement of media technology into the world of soccer is not only an augmentation of soccer into the world but also meaning of the world soccer itself - originally a physical game with certain meaning for communities has become a global media commodity and a tool for geopolitical fight. The dessert world championships in Quatar in 2022 are a cruel outfall of this turnover.
We are happy that MATSUKO, the creator of the holographic communication, will be part of our special event. MATSUKO will present the future of the world’s communication. You will have a unique chance to take part in the development of the technology by capturing your mimics and head movement. As a bonus, you can try special glasses and get lost in the mixed reality, too. Matsuko is the creator of the holographic communication that fills in the missing element in video conferences - our presence. Using just a single camera, it enables you to be anywhere, real-time, real space, no travel needed. This technology brings people closer, improves relationships, thus collaboration while zeroing down the environmental impact.
Language: Hyphen Labs, discussion - english, Samuel Velebný - slovak