Programme

Click here to register to attend Artificial Lives: Imagining Life. Please note that all speakers, apart from the keynotes, should also register.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Faking It: Artificial Lives, Manufactured Bodies
Featuring Luciana Haill, James Turnbull, and Rob Englebright.
7.30-10.30pm at the Nightingale Room, Grand Central Pub, Brighton.
Register for free.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Venue: Terrace Room, Bramber House

09.30-10.00 Registration
10.00-11.20 Welcome

Keynote 1: Arthur Bradley (Lancaster University): What is a Slave?

11.20.-11.30 Break
11.30-13.00 Panel 1: Humanisms
Chair: Nicholas Royle

Michael Jonik (University of Sussex): Inhuman Thinking

Joel Evans (Lancaster University): Writing and the Inhuman

Thomas Kewin (University of Liverpool): ‘The future is at stake […] in a struggle to determine what will happen to all living things’: Posthumous Posthumanism and the (Re:)Turn of the Human

Lunch
14.00-15.30 Panel 2: Robotics
Chair: Harriet Barratt

Max Gee (Bournemouth University): Robots Do Not Have Feelings, or Do They? Exploring Emotional Awakening through Creative Practice

Yugin Teo (Bournemouth University): ‘Hello. I am Baymax, your personal healthcare companion’: Challenging perceptions of robots in care work in Robot & Frank, Big Hero 6 and Humans

Josh Grant-Young (University of Guelph): ‘And the seeds will be planted again…’ : Environmental Lessons, Transformation & Love in Harvest

15.30-16.00 Break
16.00-17.20 Keynote 2: Claire Colebrook (Pennsylvania State University): All Life is Artificial Life
17.20-18.00 Wine Reception
20.00 Conference Dinner

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Venue: Terrace Room, Bramber House

10.00-11.20 Keynote 3: Sherryl Vint (University of California, Riverside): Lively Machines and Inert Organisms
11.30-13.00 Panel 3: New Forms, New Subjectivities, New Spaces
Chair: Annabel Haynes

Korina Zaromytidou (University of Brighton/KLC School of Design): The Utopia of a Digital Perception of Space

Jess Oliver (University of Sussex): ‘The cogs and sprockets of his body’: Tom McCarthy and Encountering Time

Maria Christou (Oxford Brookes University): The Turn to the Potential: Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘Non-Actors’

13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-16.00 Panel 4: Bio-Arts and New Media
Chair: Charlotte Terrell

Vid Simoniti (University of Cambridge): Our Better Selves: Themes of Transhumanism in Bio-art and in Philosophy

Ekaterina Nikitina (University of Silesia): Metabola A.I.: Defining Life

Kate Monson (University of Brighton): FanFutures: Dreaming and re-dreaming our possible futures

Tobias G. Palma (University of York): Prosthetics for Imagination: New Media and the changing perception of reality.

 16.00-16.15 Break
16.15-17.45 Keynote 4: Paul Vanouse (University at Buffalo)Difference, Nature and Artifice: Proposing that we are not so special.
17.45-18.00 Conclusions
18.00 Wine Reception

 

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