Dag1 : De laatste pinguïn van Kyiv

Vrijdag 7 oktober 2022
Doors&bookshop open
14:00 h

(English speaking) 15:00-15:05 h
Welcoming by Boudewijn Richel
Talk: Kunst in tijden van digitale reproductie
15:05–15:45 h
Rob Scholte (In-person appearance)
15:45–16:00 h
Rob Scholte
Talk: AI and the Future of Your Mind
(English speaking) 16:00–16:40 h
Susan Schneider (Livestream) Founder of the center for the future mind & NASA AI specialist
16:40 – 17:00 h
Susan Schneider (Livestream)
Break: Meeting at the winebar
17:00 - 17:30 h

Talk: Artificial intelligence and the metaverse becoming of the world
(English speaking) 17:30 - 18:15 h
Eric Sadin (In-person appearance)
Talk: European citizenship and the value of culture
(English speaking) 18:15 - 19:00 h
Simon Strauß (In-person appearance)
Q&A and Great Discussion
19.00 - 20:00 h
Simon Strauß and Eric Sadin Moderated by Boudewijn Richel
20:00 – 20:30 h

Talk: Surplus Enjoyment: Shame as a political factor - Why do we enjoy feeling ashamed?
20:30 – 21:30 h
Slavoj Žižek (In-person appearance)
21:30 – 23:00 h
Slavoj Žižek
Meeting at the winebar
23:00 – 23:30 h

Rob Scholte

To the Dutch artist Rob Scholte the ideas of originality and authenticity are no more than illusions. In his work ‘the king of the copyright’ as Ralph Keuning, director of the Museum De Fundatie, once called him, questions general ideas of uniqueness, ownership, reproduction and appropriation. Scholte studied at the Academie Minerva in Groningen, the Vrije Academie in Den Haag and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. His works have been part of the Venice Biennale, Documenta 8 and the Biennale of São Paolo. In 2013 Scholte founded his own museum, The Rob Scholte Museum in Den Helder, where parts of his collection are being exhibited.

Simon Strauß

The identity of Europe.
In 2017 the German author Simon Strauß released his debut novel Sieben Nächte to much critical acclaim. The German newspaper Tagesspiegel has even hailed him as one the greatest talents of his generation and he has since released another successful novel that, like his first one, takes the temperature of our time.

His theme is Europe and the cultural identity of Europe, and he takes a critical look our modern-day digitalised consumer society and its lack of meaningful communities. The events of this spring of course put Europe in a different light. But talking about Europe should, however, not just be about adopting the slogans of the larger countries and dismiss the smaller countries of Europe as insignificant.

Simon Strauß speaks in English at the G10.

Susan Schneider

Dr. Susan Schneider is an American academic and public philosopher who works with a broad range of topics related to the nature of the self and mind. Her expertise is in no way limited to philosophy but also includes AI, cognitive science and astrobiology and her most recent topics of interest include the mind-body problem, super intelligent AI, the nature of life, the mathematics of physics and the nature of the person.

Dr. Schneider recently completed a three-year project with NASA on the future of intelligence and she is also the founding director of Center for the Future Mind at Florida Atlantic University. She now works with Congress on AI policy.

In her recent book, ”Artificial You: AI and the Future of the Mind”, she discusses the philosophical implications of AI and the enterprise of ‘mind design’. At this monumental turning point in human history where AI is taking intelligence in new directions, Dr. Schneider points out that it is still up to us to carve out a sensible path forward. Watch the video below to hear her go more into depths on this topic.

Susan Schneider is currently working on a book on the shape of intelligent systems that will be published in 2023.

Eric Sadin

Filosoof Éric Sadin: ‘Met de komst van social media werd de ik-tiran geboren’

Op sociale media kan iedereen een wereld creëren waarin zijn eigen woorden centraal staan en anderen niet meer meetellen, zegt de Franse filosoof Éric Sadin. Hij vindt het hoog tijd om de samenleving hiervan te genezen, door mensen op alternatieve wijzen te laten leven.
Klik hier om het hele interview te bekijken

Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Žižek hardly needs an introduction.

He is regarded as one of the greatest thinkers of our time, although he would certainly not say so himself. There are many different ways to describe him, and he is being called both a ‘Marxist’ and a ‘rockstar philosopher’ – often in the same sentence.

What makes Žižek so interesting is that he knows how to trace the values ​​of the present time such as 'woke' and 'populism' back to their roots to show the values ​​they conceal. Reality is not very real for Žižek, it is just a construction consisting of symbols, which can only be regarded as relatively real.

When Žižek talks about the many political crisis of our time he does not just repeat what others have already pointed out but instead he gives an original interpretation of the world that becomes visible when you look past the clichés.

These thoughts and insights put him in the forefront of many of our time’s debates – whether it is about identity, sex, popular culture, power or war. His most recent book is “Hegel in A Wired Brain” and to understand Žižeks vision is to understand a piece of a possible future – whether or not that future is one we would want to be a part of.

The video below is a recent conversation between Žižek and Harari on the topic of the increasingly unclear difference between ‘nature’ and ‘culture’.