What does it mean to be human in a world increasingly populated by and designed for machines? What kind of futures we imagine in our encounter with the non-humanity of technology? Are machines destined to rule the world beyond our control and capacity? Or can the human-machine encounter be re-imagined as collaboration rather than antagonism? As coevolution rather than hierarchy?
The Hybrid Futures Symposium brought together thinkers, researchers and creative practitioners to illuminate the impact of digital technologies on the human and the nonhuman, and discuss how to build creative and critical responses to the challenges technologies present today, and the kind of questions we should ask to craft future sustaining human-machine encounters. With Memo Akten, Adam Nocek, Tobias Rees, Maggie Roberts, Nye Thompson.