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July 22

The New Humanity Conference: TechnoHumanity at Intersection for the Arts

Panel Discussions and Presentations on the impact of technology on our future human race. Co-sponsored by SwissNex San Francisco

Part One of The New Humanity Conference focuses on the impact of technology on our future human race. Panel discussions featuring Soundwave artists and musicians, and leading philosophers investigate the future utopia/dystopia hybridity of humanity and technology, techno-evolutions, and techno-humans and what this means for our current and future societies. With artist-audience interactive demonstrations and Q&A sessions for those wishing to learn more about artists’ innovative work and creative process.

Panelists and presenters include Guillermo Galindo (artist, senior adjunct professor at California College of Art), Shane Myrbeck (artist, acoustic consultant ARUP), Joe Cantrell, artist (San Diego), Jay Kreimer, artist, professor Doane College, Advisory member Deep Listening Institute (Nebraska), Travis Johns & Paulina Velaquez, artistic duo (Costa Rica) and Diana Burgoyne, artist, professor at Emily Carr University (Canada).

SCHEDULE

1:00
Panel: The TechoArtist: Future Tools, Mediums and Practice
Many artists have further adopted technological means to explore our position and evolution. Why is technology the best medium to investigate humanity now? How will technology impact artmaking practices of the future? Panelists: Guillermo Galindo (artist, senior adjunct professor at California College of Art), Travis Johns & Paulina Velaquez, artistic duo (Costa Rica) and Diana Burgoyne, artist, professor at Emily Carr University (Canada). Moderated by Jennifer Parker (Professor, Co-founder of OpenLab, UC Santa Cruz)

2:35
Panel: Rise of the TechnoHuman: New Visions & Realities
Technological developments of accelerated innovation continue to affect conceptions of art, culture and humanity. What kind of vision do today’s artists have of the humanity to come? What is the role of art in a techno-society? Panelists: Shane Myrbeck (artist, acoustic consultant ARUP), Joe Cantrell, artist (San Diego), Jay Kreimer, artist, professor Doane College, Advisory member Deep Listening Institute (Nebraska). Moderated by Dr. Gascia Ouzounian (Professor, Director of Performance, University of Belfast)

4:00
Artist Presentations & Demonstrations
Featuring interactive demonstrations and short presentations by Jay Kreimer, Emily Shisko & Shane Myrbeck, Diana Burgoyne, Joe Cantrell, Guillermo Galindo, Travis Johns & Paulina Velazquez