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Medea Talks | The End of Man: Species Vulnerability in the Anthropocene

With Joanna Zylinska, artist, curator and Professor of New Media at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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Medea Talks | Exploring the Active and Interventionist Humanities

With Patrik Svensson, visiting Professor of Digital Humanities at UCLA, and former Director of HUMlab at Umeå University.

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Framing Wonder: A Mission for Design

With Ann Light, Professor of Design and Creative Technology

Podcast | Thinking About the Future Through Fiction

Fiction holds the ability of imagining alternative futures. Through comics, novels and videogames, we can explore social and technical “What If’s.” In this Medea Vox episode, we discuss how fiction can contribute to our thinking about the future in ways which other schools of thought – such as the scientific – cannot. In this episode: Alicia Smedberg, Per Linde and Magnus Nilsson.

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New publication | March 2017

The New Human

Participants of the New Human symposium were invited to reflect on what it’s like to be human in the Anthropocene epoch. This is the result:

The New Human(s): Colossal Humble Creatures Situated on the Earth

Sverre Raffnsøe further develops the talk given by him at the symposium, outlining the contours of the epoch of the Anthropocene as well as discussing the challenges this epoch presents for the arts.

The Archival Body: Re-enactments, affective doubling and surrogacy

Susan Kozel explores the relationships between the body, memory practices, and materiality.

Metal Memos

Martin Farran-Lee contributes with this six-image series about a world that is getting progressively harder to understand.

Can the driverless car be ethically programmed?

Niclas N. Hundahl argues that engineers need to team up with  philosophers and cultural scholars to program the algorithms.

Corpus Delicti: A Poetic Provocation of the Posthuman

Viktoria Kalonaityte: “I am no one’s future. Certainly not yours.”

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Is There Any Point To Political Art in the 21st Century?

With Harry Giles, Writer and Poet

New researcher network:

Alternative Future-Making

“If we don’t want the political visions to be dominated by populist dreams or outdated economical-political models, we need to articulate and debate alternative futures. This is what the Alternative Future-Making network sets out to do, through co-design and participatory processes.”

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Where is “the Human” in Digital Health Technology?

With Kirsten Ostherr, Medical Futures Lab

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What will we mean by privacy in the future?

With Marju Lauristin, on “EU Data Protection Policy in the Digital Environment”

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Executions

A discussion on apolitical technology,
and if computers can make ethical decisions

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Bats of the Republic:
The Making of an Illuminated Novel

With author, book designer and professor Zach Dodson

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Drifting by Intention:
Design Research from the Inside

With Peter Gall Krogh
Professor of Design
Aarhus University

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WORLD BRAIN

Gwenola Wagon &
Stéphane Degoutin

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TACKLING TOUGH ISSUES
THROUGH ACTION RESEARCH

With Mary Brydon-Miller, director of the
Action Research Center at the University of Cincinnati, USA

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DESIGN, WHEN
EVERYBODY DESIGNS

Ezio Manzini

MAKING FUTURES

Marginal notes on innovation, design, and democracy

Collaborative Media

Production, Consumption, and Design Interventions