The Digital Bauhaus Summit 2016 invites you to engage with them in the thought experiment of Luxury Communism: a society in which the productivity of intelligent computing and automated industries will not just increase the profits of a small techno-capitalist elite but benefit all its members equally. Where machines relieve the people from the burden of paid labour altogether. In this vision of the future, what is the role of transhumanists, cyborgs, Peer2Peer enthusiasts and the urban garden of the commons? Tap into the current state of the digital discourse, gathering thinkers and doers for a critical debate around topics including automation, algorithms, smart machines & dreams of technological singularity. Together, the participants will address the next big design challenges: What society do we want to live in? Will AI make us more or less human? How to deal with the end of work as we know it? And how to distribute the wealth created by accelerating automation?
Join the conference in Weimar this summer for two exciting days of lectures and workshops, debates and dialogues, playful explorations and intense intellectual exchanges.
Speakers: Bruce Sterling, Sarah Sharma, Evgeny Morozov, Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, Mark Fisher, Vinay Gupta, Jürg Lehni, Sven Pfeiffer, Soenke Zehle, Jasmina Tešanović, Trebor Scholz, Dmitry Kleiner, Max Dovey and more …
Tracks (Day 1)
Host: Philipp Albers
Cyberproles: Life in the Post-Automation Economy
Host: Jule Hass
Exoskeletons: Smart vs. Sexy Urban Algorithms
Host: Heather Moore
Teknokomrades: Scaling Luxury, Intelligence and Immortality
Conference (Day 2)
Hosts: Sebastian Olma and Matthias Weber
Conference Theme I
A Better Place: Reshuffling the Means of Production
Conference Theme II Never Mind The Cyborg – Here Comes Der Neue Mensch