AMRO 2020 | Panels, Conversations
Saturday, 23rd of May
7pm: Panels, Conversations
// Beautiful Seams: Unraveling the Intelligence of Everything
With: Bastien Kerspern, Özgün Eylül İşcen, KairUs, Anuradha Reddy
Narratives of "smartness" are extending to all areas of life: cities, homes and things. These narratives are dominated by "the smartness mandate" promising that innovation and technology will provide solutions to various crises of our planet. Any economic, environmental or security threat, like the ongoing pandemic, becomes a possibility for smart growth and optimization for those wishing to profit from the 4th industrial revolution.
// Future Sustainabilities of Infrastructure
With: Joana Moll, Malte Reißig, Kris De Decker, Filippo Taglieri, Elena Gerebizza
The last session of AMRO20 will focus on the sustainability of IT, closing with a future-oriented attitude. A group of researchers, artists, developers, activists Malte Reißig, Joana Moll, Kris de Decker and the collective Re:Common will engage in a conversation envisioning possible future developments of sustainable technologies and infrastructures.
// ABOUT //
AMRO20: Art Meets Radical Openness 2020
May 20th — 23rd / Online!
AMRO is a biennial community festival that explores and discusses new challenges between digital culture, art, everyday life, education, politics and activism. The festival is organised by the Linz based net culture initiative servus.at.
Due to the circulating Covid-19 pandemic, it was not possible to organize this years edition and gathering as usual. We will miss the possibility to meet our community in the physical space and we will miss the excellent food which was always provided.
We take this as a challenge and decided to come up with a radical digital version for this years edition of our event which includes our DIY culture of setting up our own trustworthy digital environment. We will be distant but we will be social and happy to welcome you within our online event.
Our event is distributed over different independent platforms such as dorftv.at and radio FRO fro.at, but also several other online spaces. To check them all, go to the Festival Gateway at https://gateway.radical-openness.org/
Of Whirlpools and Tornadoes
The 2020 edition of the AMRO festival is characterized by reflections upon the “centripetal” and “centrifugal” dynamics of acceleration visible in contemporary society and the ways artistic practice, activism and radical thinking can engage with it.
Of Whirlpools and Tornadoes aims to provide a picture of the current social and technological movements that reflect the diverse troubles our economic and political systems are currently facing. The speed of production and consumption of new technologies is inevitably linked to the waste of natural resources, which humans exploit and use to their own only advantage without considering the equilibrium of the ecosystem.