Live and work 42 hours non-stop with robots, coexist and cooperate, celebrate and drink, love and laugh: The META Marathon 2019 from 15-17 March 2019 will be dedicated to the topic of robotics and will transform the NRW Forum into a real laboratory for a whole weekend. The festival director for the second edition of the digital happening is programme developer, lecturer and creative producer Jasmin Grimm, who, in addition to working on a large number of international cultural projects, was most recently programme consultant for re:publica 2017 and 2018.
In workshops, talks, performances and much more, we will immerse ourselves in the near future: when machines are taken from factories into everyday life, completely new processes are automated. But who then serves whom? How do we interact with these non-human agents? What must society be prepared for when automated processes are carried out by robotized entities and decisions are made without human intervention?
META is an invitation to the participants to take part in an open process and to jointly develop new ideas on digital modernity and robotics. In a 42-hour marathon, META relies on sometimes radically explorative methods such as microdosing or mind hacking. META wants to leave the classical framework of a conference far behind and invites all participants to stay overnight in the NRW-Forum. Admission costs 42 euros, including food, drinks and sleeping accommodations.
The META Marathon 2019 takes place in cooperation with the Tanzhaus NRW and the Impakt Festival. META is supported by the Beisheim Foundation, KomKuk and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
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