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Innovation at the Art Science Interface

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Plenary / Panel
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This panel discussion will explore how creativity and innovation come into play when artists and scientists or engineers are placed together in unfamiliar environments. Particular attention will be given to the intersection of art, science and technology in the Silicon Valley as well as in Cambridge, England.

Writer, Curator and Researcher, Creative Exchange Programme, Royal College of Art, London
Scientist and Author; Head, Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) Program, San Francisco
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Academic Affairs, W.M. Keck Senior Professor in Engineering, Stanford School of Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford

Bronac FERRAN

Writer, Curator and Researcher, Creative Exchange Programme, Royal College of Art, London

 Until 2007 Director of Interdisciplinary Arts, Arts Council England
 Served on international media arts prize juries including Ars Electronica, Linz 2010 and 2011, and Transmediale, Berlin 2009
 Visiting Research Associate at Darwin College Cambridge

Piero SCARUFFI

Scientist and Author; Head, Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) Program, San Francisco

Relocated to California to work on Arpanet/Internet and object-oriented technologies, Olivetti Advanced Technology Center (ATC), Cupertino Developed an e-mail system for a Unix-like operating system Worked on the first implementation of Smalltalk for a PC Founded Olivetti's Artificial Intelligence Center
 Studies of Mathematics, University of Torino
1983
1983
1984
 lectured on Artificial Intelligence in Italy, South America and the USA; visiting scholar at Harvard and Stanford University
1985

Ph.D. Curtis FRANK

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Academic Affairs, W.M. Keck Senior Professor in Engineering, Stanford School of Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford

 
 Academic Appointments:
 -Professor, Chemical Engineering
 -Professor (By courtesy), Materials Science and Engineering
 -Professor (By courtesy), Chemistry
 -Member, Bio-X

Technology Symposium

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21.08.2014

08:00 - 10:30 Technology Brunch Social
11:00 - 11:10 Opening of the Alpbach Technology Symposium 2014 Plenary
11:10 - 12:00 RTI Policy at the Crossroads Plenary
12:00 - 13:45 Industry 4.0 – The Next Industrial Revolution? Plenary
14:15 - 15:45 Stanford, this Year’s Special Guest at the Technology Symposium: Innovation and the Culture of Failure Plenary
18:00 - 19:30 Us and Our Brains – Neuroscience at the Crossroads Plenary
19:45 - 21:00 Evening Reception Social
19:45 - 21:00 Career Lounge Social

22.08.2014

07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 05: Bioenergy – The Way to the Future or a Dead End? Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 03: The Challenge of Disruptive Innovation: Strategies for Successful Coping Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 04: Agile and Robust Supply Chains – How to Manage Volatility Across Your Business Breakout
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young People Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 10: How to Finance Research – Publicly or Privately? New Models for a Globalised World Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for Kids Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 01: Technology – Global Market: Austrian Technologies for the Global Market Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 02: Future Technology-Hotspots – Does Europe Stand a Chance? Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 08: Science in Society – How to Overcome a Disjuncture Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 06: The Cost of the City of the Future – Socio-Economic Aspects of Smart Cities Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 11: Innovations in Acoustics: Future Trends in Industry and Modern Life Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 09: IP Strategies in Enterprises: Challenges for IP Management and Innovation Policy Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 07: Smart Energy: Challenges of an Interdisciplinary Energy Transition Breakout
14:00 - 14:45 Digital University Plenary
14:45 - 16:15 Open Science – The Place of and for People in Our Knowledge Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 Cities at the Crossroads Plenary
18:00 - 20:00 Urban Innovators Challenge – The Future of Cities Partner

23.08.2014

07:00 - 08:30 Complexity Science – I Plenary
08:30 - 09:15 Complexity Science – II Plenary
09:45 - 11:15 Innovation at the Art Science Interface Plenary
11:15 - 11:30 Closing Statement of the Alpbach Technology Symposium Plenary
11:30 - 12:00 Snack Reception Social