'Technology is not neutral and as such it is a manifestation of social relations. It is designed and developed within specific interests, concerns and urgencies—or lack of them.'
During this two-day co-creation session, Waag will bring together experts from the field of advanced robotic technologies as part of the Vojext project. Open for participation for artists and designers with an interest in emerging robotic technologies, human/non-human collaborations, the societal understanding of our electronic counterparts, labour, co-working and co-learning. As an artist, you will be able to broaden your network and learn more about the techniques and the European S+T+ARTS projects.
Cases in need for robotic applications and arts/science practices are used to collaboratively explore the societal understanding of robotics on the factory floor. The aim is to come to a mutual understanding and acceptance of the human-robot collaboration and an understanding of the psychological and societal comfort with newly emerging robotic systems in order to come up with possible future challenges that can be explored within arts/technology and art/science collaborations.
When? 15 + 17 February, 15:00 – 18:00
Fee? Participation to the workshop is free. However, we do ask for a short motivation. Please send your motivation before Friday the 12th of February to email@example.com and register via the button down below. Limited places are available for this workshop.
Departing from very concrete use cases relating to Plastics and polyurethanes in textile industry, Electronics, Automotive (plastic parts, temperature), Construction (plaster boards) and Crafts, Culture & Creativity we will explore societal concerns and challenges in the domain of work, human/technological interactions, inclusion and the factory floor.
These co-creation sessions will move through different exercises in which we join in an effort to identify socio-technical concerns and come to a mutual understanding, with better insight into the knowledge gaps that can arise within art/science collaborations. As such, this program serves as a prelude to the S+T+ARTS residency that will go live in 2021 (dates will be communicated via Waag website and might change due to Covid restriction).
Please note: participation in the co-creation session does not guarantee a position within the residency.
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S+T+ARTS is about thinking out of the box and building bridges between Science, Technology and Arts. It is an initiative of the European Commission to foster alliances of science, technology, and the arts, that effectively implement a European approach to technological innovation centered on human needs and values. This 2 day Co-Creation Workshop is part of S+T+ARTS.
Science, Technology and Arts form a nexus with an extraordinarily high potential for creative and reflective innovation. And such innovation is considered to be precisely what is called for to master the social, ecological and economic challenges that Europe is facing. Join the S+T+ARTS community!
More information on www.starts.eu
This project has received funding from the European Commission under the H2020-DT-ICT-03-2020 call under Grant Agreement number 952197.