BIO 26| Talks #1 #2 #3 #4
BIO 26| Talks is a series of dynamic round-tables conversations with invited guests from fields as diverse as science, philosophy, law, journalism, politics and design to explore the complexity of the biennial’s theme and exhibition. Led by the curators, each talk will be divided into two 30 minute sessions with a Q&A at the end. Come contribute your perspective to the issue at stake.
BIO 26| Talk #3: Data
This third event in the BIO 26| Talks series aims to address several key questions surrounding data. In a time when society is producing and gathering more data than it is able to process, and is blindingly relying on algorithms to take important decisions, ranging from access to loans or universities, to healthcare, criminal justice or job market, it is high time to stop and think how data is impacting our lives now and in the future. We are just beginning to understand the power, dangers and benefits of Big Data and how its use, misuse and abuse is creating a very toxic environment for democracy and our social and economic ecosystems. On the other hand, its benefits are also incalculable, and felt in every aspect of our lives and creative production. The question remains: is data the beauty or the beast of the digital era?
The first session of our talk will focus on data, power, control and sovereignty. How to create a balance on the current trade-offs between: Safety x Autonomy, Free online services x Personal Data Protection, Data Privacy x Open Code in a data-driven world? The guests will be Livia Nolasco-Rózsás and Kim Albrecht. On the second session we will discuss the future possibilities and alternative perspectives to the ubiquitous and indispensable presence of algorithms and data in our lives. How artists, designers and writers, in close collaboration with scientists, are speculating and offering critical insights and guidance on how to deal with, and think of data.
Ajdovščina Underpass, Ljubljana
BIO 26| Pogovor #4: Wisdom
More information to follow soon.
Museum of Architecture and Design, Rusjanov trg 7
BIO 26| Talk #2: Information
This second event in the BIO 26| Talks series aimed to address several key questions about information and its discontents in the digital era, how it affects us and what we can do about it. The first session of our talk, we discussed questions about journalism and media credibility, fake news and how design can influence how we receive and produce news nowadays. The second session brought light to information ethics, activism online and offline, what changed in the digital era? And on the other hand, the commodification of information. Is information a public right or a valuable asset? When information is compromised, what else is at stake?
In the first session, moderators were joined by Angelique Spaninks, director of Eindhoven's art gallery MU, and Aljaž Vindiš, information designer and currently Head of Design for 3fs. Guests of the second sessions were Katarina Bulatovič, assistant editor at Razkrinkavanje.si, and dr. Aleš Pustovrh, member of BIO advisory committee and co-founder of ABC venture accelerator.
Ajdovščina Underpass, Ljubljana
The event was powered by the Dutch Embassy in Ljubljana.
BIO 26| Talk #1: Information Crisis & Knowledge
On the first in the series of talks "Information Crisis and Knowledge" curator Thomas Geisler and assistant curator Aline Lara Rezende hosted BIO 26 design mentors, members of advisory board Amelie Klein and Deyan Sudjic, and architect Aljoša Dekleva.