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
Keynote 1: Arthur Bradley (Lancaster University): What is a Slave?
|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
|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
|16.00-17.20||Keynote 2: Claire Colebrook (Pennsylvania State University): All Life is Artificial Life|
Saturday, 2 December 2017
|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’
|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.
|16.15-17.45||Keynote 4: Paul Vanouse (University at Buffalo): Difference, Nature and Artifice: Proposing that we are not so special.|