Wo/Man, Mind, Machine


Wo/Man, Mind, Machine

On 13th and 14th of June, the Junge Akademie organized a two-day conference concerning the connection between humans and machines. How can the various interfaces between mind, wo/man, and machine be further explored within and across different disciplines? The conference aimed to provide more information about this topic.

"Wo/Man, Mind, Machine" was held in cooperation with the Israel Young Academy. The conference was a follow up of a Symposium which took part in Israel in 2015, dealing with the future of research in the digital era.


MONDAY, 13 JUNE 2016

10:00 Welcome & Introduction

10:15 Keynote: Aldo Faisal (Neurotechnology, Imperial College London): "Perception, Action, and the Grammar of Behaviour”

11:15–11:45 Coffee Break

11:45–13:15 Session 1: The Social Brain – How We (Fail to) Understand Others. Philipp Kanske & Mona Khoury-Kassabri

13:15–15:00 Lunch Break

15:00–16:00 Session 1 (continued)

16:00–16:30 Coffee Break

16:30–18:00 Session 2: Artificial Minds in Film, Performance, and Fiction. Caspar Battegay & Nissim Otmazgin

18:15 Evening lecture: Jennifer Parker-Starbuck (Theatre & Performance Studies, University of Roehampton, London ): “Cyborg Encounters”

19:15 Reception

20:30 Dinner


09:30 Keynote: Alexis Kirke (Computer Music, University of Plymouth): “For entertainment purposes only? How arts can contribute directly to research into the science of computing and HCI”

10:30–11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 Session 3: Mind, Man, Machine, and Music. Miriam Akkermann & Sharon Aronson-Lehavi

13:00–14:30 Lunch Break

14:30 Session 4: Processing Information – Brains, Bodies, and Bacteria. Sibylle Baumbach & Ron Milo

16:30–17:00 Coffee Break

17:00 Roundtable & Final Discussion

17:30 End of the Conference

Flyer with detailed program (pdf)