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HYBRID MATTERs Symposium

24 — 25 Nov 2016

Theatre Academy, Helsinki, Finland

HYBRID MATTERs investigates hybrid ecologies, the convergence of our environment with technology and essentially the intentional and unintentional transformation of our planet through human activity. The program includes activities all over the Nordic countries including art&science research, citizen science activities, art work productions, feld laboratories, exhibitions and a conference. http://hybridmatters.net

In 2016, a two day symposium organized in collaboration with the Theatre Academy Helsinki, ended the official part of the two year project. 

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Jussi Parikka - Professor in technological culture & aesthetics at Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton)
Jennifer Gabrys - Reader in the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London
Steen Rasmussen - Professor at the Center for Fundamental Living Technology (FLinT), University of Southern

Panelists:
Kristina Lindström, Åsa Ståhl, Thora Petursdottir, Björn Wallsten, Kira O'Reilly, Tuija Kokkonen, Laura Belof, Jens Hauser, Jonas Jørgensen, Monika Bakke, Erich Berger, more to be confrmed

HYBRID MATTERs is a Nordic network program directed by the Bioartsociety in collaboration with Forum Box (FI), IT-University Copenhagen (DK), University of Malmö (SE), Nikolaj Kunsthall (DK) and Kunsthall Grenland (NO). HYBRID MATTERs was funded with a two years grant by the Nordic Culture Fund.