Thursday 30th of January 2020 at 8.20pm, Night of Ideas
Artificial Intelligence is often considered as something outside of ourselves - but is it not rather a part of us? Recent
developments lead us to wonder whether we will one day ditch our devices and connect our brains directly to a Cloud of
knowledge and data. The boundaries between natural and artificial are blurred, as we wonder whether we'll all soon
become digital beings.
With: Joanna Bryson, Specialist in Artificial Intelligence Cyril de Commarque, Artist-in-residence at the Saatchi Gallery Sophie Hackford, Futurist
Chaired by Donna Lu, Technology Reporter, New Scientist
Join Nicolas Bourriaud, founder of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, and current director of the Mo.Co museum in Montpellier. Curator of the
Istanbul Biennial 2019, entitled The Seventh Continent, Nicolas Bourriaud invited artists to 'explore this territory where humans and nonhumans,
machines, waste, animal life and trees are colluding to produce new forms.' The plastic floating created a sort of new continent in
the middle of the Pacific, a mass that is the 'embodiment of the Anthropocene'. He will be introduced by artist Cyril de Commarque whose
current exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, Artificialis evokes this duality between the Anthropocene and the progressive intrusion of the
artificial in humans life and art.
Cyril de Commarque in conversation with Eva Franch I Gilabert, director of AA School of Architecture.
Architecture constantly pushes us to reimagine how we want to live together. From outer space capsules
to submarine systems, utopias have taken us into faraway places and futures. Today's climate
emergency, social unrest and political instability demand us to think of a closer utopia, one that can help us rethink immediate futures, and immediate contexts. French artist Cyril de Commarque invites
Catalan architect and curator Eva Franch i Gilabert, director of the Architectural Association School in
London, to discuss and present a series of projects, visions and positions that can help us expand our