Find all contributions of the Futurological Congress
21- 26.09.2020
@NOI Techpark, Bolzano Italy

The Futurological Congress is an interdisciplinary
infotainment festival where science and art,
technology and culture, online and offline, come together.


Organized with Eurac Research’s
Center for Advanced Studies, the Futurological Congress
took place at NOI Techpark in Bolzano, Italy.


Artistic Contributions

Curated by Natalia Fuchs

“AI Aesthetics in Art” opening talk with Natalia Fuchs, Chris Salter, Peter Kirn
“On cyberbots, Internet animals and mechanical life: discussing the theory and practice of artistic research” Emilio Vavarella
“AI Art as a method” discussion with Natalia Fuchs, Chris Salter, Peter Kirn
“Transfiguration” artist talk with Hexorcismos x Isabella Salas
“DO YOU LIKE CYBER?” Installation by Emilio Vavarella
“Notation AI” artist talk with Ilia Symphocat x Xenia Sangina
MIMESIS by Fuse*
“Artificial Intelligence: from research to art practice” with Natalya Soboleva
“AI: What’s art got to do with it?” artist Talk by Chris Salter
Studio Visits – Joe Davis
Studio Visits – Lu Yang
Studio Visits – ::v-tol::
“ALONE”, A salute from Ingolstadt with Mira Fajfer actress, and Stefano di Buduo, video artist
ctrl+cut – ::vtol::
“Imental music tape”, Symphocat
“NOTATION AI”AV Performance by Symphocat (Russia) x Xenia Sangina (Russia) x MDI Ensemble (Italy)
“Transfiguration”, AV Performance by HEXORCISMOS (Mexico/Germany) & Isabella Salas (Mexico/Canada)



Harald Pechlaner introduces the Futurological Congress DAY 1
Roland Psenner, President at Eurac Research (Italy), and Knut Weber, artistic director at Stadttheater Ingolstadt (Germany)
“Augmented intelligence: How machines and humans co-create”, Matthias Röder
“Machines and creativity”, Holger Volland, Vice President Frankfurter Buchmesse (Germany)
“Humanity in the age of Artificial Intelligence”, Discussion with: Julian Nida-Rümelin, Zoltan Istvan, Grace Young, Stefan Brandt, Knut Weber…
“The Joys of Not Writing: Why do we want to create art with computers?”,
Kathrin Passig, writer (Germany)
“Greetings from Marianna Simeone” Québec Delegate to Italy
“Preserving vital creative energy: How to act in times of dying systems”, Rob van Kranenburg
“Can machines create art?”, Discussion with Holger Volland, Riccardo Manzotti, Natalia Fuchs, Hoxorcismos/Moises Horta Valenzuela, ::vtol::/Dmitry Morozov…
“Global catastrophic risks”, Anders Sandberg, computational neuroscientist (UK)
“Opening speech from the Arctic”, Riccardo Manzotti, philosopher (Italy). “Being conscious without being alive: AI, mind, and life”
“AI as an art collaborator” Ahmed Elgammal, computer scientist (USA)
“Immortality or bust”, Zoltan Istvan, transhumanist (USA)
“AI, Alien life and the future of the mind”, Susan Schneider.
“Living & working in the ocean” Grace Young, engineer at X, Alphabet’s Moonshot Factory (USA)