KCRW Berlin Presents: transmediale/art&digitalculture

KCRW Berlin Presents: transmediale, Berlin’s annual festival for cultural transformation in the digital age. Find out what happens when we pair a machine learning designer and artist with a speculative neuroscientist to talk about the ethics of virtual reality and AI.

Photo features “Sitting in Darkness” by Graeme Arnfield, courtesy of the artist


31 Jan – 3 Feb 
Haus der Kulturen der Welt 
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin

transmediale 2019 focused on how feelings are made into objects of technological design and asks what role emotions and empathy play within digital culture.

One of the key questions of the festival was “What moves you?”, referring not only to an emotional response but also to the infrastructures and aesthetics that govern how affect becomes mobilized as a political force today.

Listen to a discussion on the ethics of virtual reality and AI, between machine learning designer and artist Caroline Sinders, and speculative neuroscientist at Hyphen-labs, Ash Baccus-Clark.


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