[spectre] Invitation to the conference "Non-Machines: Playground of Perspectives" at Bauhaus University Weimar

Mindaugas Gapševičius mi_ga at o-o.lt
Tue Jun 27 13:41:05 CEST 2023

Hello Spectre people!

it is my honor to invite everyone to the conference "Non-Machines: 
Playground of Perspectives" at Bauhaus University Weimar on July 21 and 
22. The conference aims to prompt a change of perspectives and to 
re-explore the relationships between machines and »non-machines«.

Admission is free, so perhaps someone will consider spending summer time 
in Thuringia.

Conference website: http://non-machines.eu/
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/789204142712481

On Friday, 21 July 2023, the conference will open with a keynote speech 
by Ursula Damm (Professor for Media Environments) entitled »Non-Machines 
Meet Art« on the special features of non-human actors in art. This will 
be followed by a session on the aesthetics of the maker culture with 
artistic associate Mindaugas Gapševičius, Prof. Dr Verena Kuni from the 
Goethe University Frankfurt and media theorist Dr Yvonne Volkart from 
the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland.

On the second conference day, Prof. Dr. Kristupas Sabolius from Vilnius 
University will give a keynote lecture on the »Technics of 
Compossibility«. Other topics addressed in the countless lectures will 
range from the do-it-yourself (DIY) and do-it-with-others (DIWO) 
aesthetics to big data in art and new ideas for multi-species connections.

The conference programme will be complemented with workshops, 
performances, an exhibition and a film programme. Here, the highlights 
will include a workshop with the clown David Tann and performances by a 
number of sound artists from Taiwan. The speakers are not only from 
other European countries, Lithuania, Greece, Cyprus, the UK and Spain. 
Important impetus will also come from America, Colombia and Japan.

The framework for this conference was developed by the Professorship for 
Media Environments (Prof. Ursula Damm) with the support of the 
Professorship for Urban Studies and Social Research (Prof. Dr. Frank 
Eckardt). The conference is being organised by Institutio Media in 
collaboration with the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar as part of the Action 
Toolkit of Care of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology 

Mindaugas Gapsevicius
Artistic Associate
Media Environments
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Faculty of Art and Design
Marienstrasse 5
99423 Weimar

phone +49 (0) 36 43 / 58 38 71
mobile +49 (0) 179 / 546 22 60
fax  +49 (0) 36 43 / 58 38 06

e-mail: mindaugas.gapsevicius at uni-weimar.de

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