Symposium in New Media,Technology, and the Humanities 14-15 March 2016, Trondheim, Norway
*Day 1: March 14, 2016*
Dragvoll Library, 9.30-18.30: Opening address; Keynote talks by Kari Krauss and Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos; Panel talks & Lightning Shorts; Exhibits & Installations; 3D tour of the MuBil Laboratory led by Alexandra Angeletaki from the Gunnerus Library
The Faculty of the Humanities at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is pleased to announce a two-day Symposium in New Media,Technology, and the Humanities organized in connection with the Meta.Morf Art +Technology Biennale which is devoted to the technology of outer space and interstellar travel.
Futurescapes shares the Biennale’s interest in interplanetarity, time, and the cosmic beyond, and in humans who dream, invent, construct, and destroy their way into the future. Specifically, the Symposium will explore new locations and entanglements of the humanities and technology, and offer a place for diverse scholars and educators to showcase their cosmic or future-oriented work across disciplinary boundaries. But, we will also learn new methodologies and interrogate critically how and with what tools humanists and technologists communicate with each other, think big ideas, and make things. Finally, we want Futurescapes to address the ethical, legal, and political implications of such work, and how it bears on the futures of our diverse fields.
[Image - Space travel, 18th-century style. In Ludvig Holberg's Niels Klim's Underground Travels (1789). Source: The Gunnerus Library Archives.]