Our Brave New World Sessions will be an afternoon full of inspiration and new stories moderated by Dan Hassler-Forest. And a broad spectrum of inspiring stories will be presented by a number of panels and presentations: The Future of the Screen, The Real and the Virtual of VR, the Interactive expo and PublicSpaces.
Our Brave New World: Introduction
Moderator Dan Hassler-Forest will kick off this day with a spoken column entitled Our Brave New World in which he discusses the role of utopian thinking as a critical potential of the arts and media. The essay of which the column is a derivative will be published in Vrij Nederland.
Keynote: Karen Palmer
Keynote of this day is on behalf of Karen Palmer. In her work, Palmer connects film, storytelling, art, science, technology and neurology to generate responsive and interactive film experiences. Palmer is an artist and public speaker and will talk in an inspiring way about how new stories can be told through new technologies that do justice to this modern era.
The Real and the Virtual of VR
The power of Virtual Reality is that it offers the possibility to experience artificial realities as real: time and space molded into controlled reality. Vesna Petresin with her performance work have a strong signature within this medium and explore the medium in various contexts.
The Future of the Screen
New technologies bring new screens. Urban, mobile, augmented or interactive, they change the ways in which the stories are told and shown. Together with two speakers who focus on possible future applications that may not be as far away as we think, we explore the possibilities of the screen in a new form.
The Expo Panel: Brave New Worlds
The Interactive Showcase that can be found this year in the Academiegalerie and Impakt shows the best Interactive works of the past year. Noa Jansma, Tessa Pope, Studio Louter, DouweDijkstra and Dries Depoorter explain a little bit of the veil and devote ourselves to their methods and ideas.
PublicSpaces: Marleen Stikker
PublicSpaces is a network of parties with a common goal: to recapture the Internet as a public domain. It is based on the idea that an environment that is so decisive for humanity as a whole can not be claimed by some parties for political and economic importance. Marleen Stikker, member of the board of directors, will explain how topics such as privacy of citizens, fake news, trolls and the role of Facebook in the public debate led to this initiative. PublicSpaces is not an alternative distribution channel.