In response to the current pandemic situation, we decided to move this year’s instalment of our TAAALKS event online. This is not an isolated move as numerous other events and activities are also adapting to this ongoing predicament, inhabiting the digital, and exploring its limits to find new ways to interact with each other in the virtual world. Our central themes remain untouched, although more apposite than before: Unexplored territories, challenging existing boundaries and exploring new digital habitats. Besides other projects we want show and present various initiatives and projects which were created during these last months, some by our speakers themselves, are reflective of the challenges which we are all facing together.
The event will show and explain exciting applications and projects at the intersection of design, technology and the arts. Our speakers operate in areas such as AR, VR, big-data, AI, parametric design or generative design. They are an important part of the digitalization of technological and creative processes, which we think are inspiring and exemplary. Some of the topics in mind while curating the event are:
– New Digital Habitats
Human – Machine Relationship
In what way should we reflect upon- and question the tools that shape our digital habitat?
How can we shift from a digital identity fed by algorithms to a more conscious, human-like relationship with our digital selves?
The way in which our actions in the digital/non-physical influence our moods and bodies outside the screen, should we question our relationship with our digital habitat?
How can we keep discovering new territories in our digital habitats and who governs this interaction-space?