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Art, Design and Architecture as a Laboratory of Digital Modernity

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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in deutscher Sprache

The process of digitalisation is changing our daily lives so fundamentally that we live in a new era of modernity – digital modernity. Challenges of this scale demand a radical change of perspective. How can we respond to the new global paradigm of AI (artificial intelligence) and robotics with “artistic intelligence”, i.e. benefits from art and other creative disciplines in order to collectively promote positive change?

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, EOOS Design Studio; Founder and Director, Institute of Design Research Vienna
Professor of Psychology, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Salzburg
Professor of Architecture and Design, Blekinge Institute of Technology; Delegate, UNESCO Research and Education Commission, International Union of Architects, Villach
General Director and Artistic Director, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art; Head, Vienna Biennale, Vienna Chair

Dr.habil. Harald GRÜNDL

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, EOOS Design Studio; Founder and Director, Institute of Design Research Vienna

1988-1994 Studied Industrial Design, graduated with honours at the University for Applied Arts Vienna
1995 Founded EOOS together with Martin Bergmann and Gernot Bohmann
1997-1998 Paris Fellowship of the Republic of Austria for EOOS
2002-2005 Doctorate in Philosophy with honours from the University of Vienna and University of Applied Arts Vienna
2008 Founding of the Institute of Design Research Vienna (IDRV)
2009 Awarded Dr. phil. habil. in the field of "Theory and History of Design"
2010-2011 Visiting professor specialising in design, University of Fine Arts, Hamburg
2011 Sustainable Product Design, Department for Spatial and Sustainable Design, TU Vienna
2014 Design reinstallation and curatorial guidance of the former study collection "MAK DESIGN LABOR", Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna
2015 Vienna Biennale 2015: ideas for Change. Curator (with Thomas Geisler, MAK): "2015: Smart Life in the City",
  Museum for Applied Arts, Vienna
2016 La Biennale di Venezia - Architettura: "Social Furniture by EOOS", Austrian Pavillion
2017 Curator, Vienna Biennale 2017: Robots. Work. Our Future. Together with Ulrike Haele and Martina Fineder: "CityFactory. New Work. New Design"

Dr. Josef PERNER

Professor of Psychology, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Salzburg

1968-1972 Studies, Psychology (major), Mathematics (minor) and Philosophy (philosophicum), University of Salzburg
1972-1978 Graduate Studies, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto
1974 M.A., University of Toronto
1978 Ph.D., University of Toronto
1978-1979 Scientific Assistant, Department of Psychology, University of Basel
1979-1994 Member, Faculty in Experimental Psychology, University of Sussex
1982 Tenure, Experimental Psychology, University of Sussex
1988-1989 Alexander-von-Humboldt Research Fellow, Max-Planck Institute for Psychological Research, Munich.
1993-1994 Visiting Professor, Max-Planck Institute for Psychological Research, Munich.
1993 Professor, Experimental Psychology, University of Sussex
since 1995 Professor of Psychology, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Salzburg
1997-1999 Chairman, Department of Psychology, University of Salzburg
2004-2005 Chairman, Department of Psychology, University of Salzburg
2005-2006 Fellow, CASBS - Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford

DI Dr. Jana REVEDIN

Professor of Architecture and Design, Blekinge Institute of Technology; Delegate, UNESCO Research and Education Commission, International Union of Architects, Villach

 Studium, Architektur und Städtebau, Buenos Aires / Princeton / Mailand
 Promotion und Habilitation, IUAV - Università Iuav di Venezia, Venedig
 Gründerin, Architekturbüro, Venedig und Kärnten
 Gründerin, Global Award for Sustainable Architecture
 Gründungspräsidentin, LOCUS Stiftung für nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung
 UNESCO Delegierte, Forschungs- und Lehrkommission, Internationale Union der Architekten (UIA)
 Professorin, Architektur und Gestaltung, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona
 Spezialisierung, Reformarchitektur der Deutschen Avant-Garde
 Wissenschaftliche Assistentin, Aldo Rossi
 Kuratorin, Europäischer Studentenwettbewerb für Nachhaltige Architektur
 Professorin, Architektur und Gestaltung, Universität Umea

DDr. Christoph THUN-HOHENSTEIN

General Director and Artistic Director, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art; Head, Vienna Biennale, Vienna

1978-1983 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften, Politikwissenschaft und Kunstgeschichte an der Universität Wien
1982-1983 Promotion zum Dr.iur. und zum Dr.phil.
1979-1984 Assistent an der Rechtswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Wien
seit 1984 Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten, Auslandsposten: Abidjan (1985), Genf (1986-90), Bonn (1991-93), New York (seit 1999)
1993-1999 Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten, 1996-99: Leiter der Abteilung für Europarecht; zusätzlich 1997-99: Leiter der Abteilung Europäischer Rat und Rat Allgemeine Angelegenheiten; ASTV II; multilaterale Handelspolitik; Außenwirtschaftsbeziehungen betreffend Mittelmeerraum, Naher Osten, Golfregion, Afrika
1999-2007 Direktor, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York
2007-2011 Geschäftsführer
seit 2011 Direktor, Museum für Angewandte Kunst / Gegenwartskunst, Wien

Technology Symposium

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27.08.2015

08:00 - 10:30Technology BrunchSocial
11:00 - 11:10Opening of the Alpbach Technology Symposium 2015Plenary
11:10 - 12:00RTI Policy TalkPlenary
12:00 - 13:30Living with the Machine in the FuturePlenary
14:00 - 15:30Cyber Physical SystemsPlenary
17:45 - 19:15Regional Debate Central Eastern EuropePlenary
19:15 - 21:30Evening ReceptionSocial
19:15 - 21:30Career LoungeSocial

28.08.2015

07:00 - 08:30BioeconomyPlenary
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
08:50 - 10:15Complexity SciencePlenary
10:15 - 11:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionSocial
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 01: 2015: The End of Energy RevolutionBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 02: Bio-Economy in Action: National Bio-Economy Strategies in ComparisonBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 03: Human Enhancement Technologies: Amplifying or Reducing InequalityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 04: Research Promotion at the Interfaces of Risk, Creativity and MainstreamBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 05: Market Upheavals: Challenges and Opportunities for Innovation?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 06: Entrepreneurship: What Can Science Contribute?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 07: Games of InEqualityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 08: Physical Internet: A Seismic Shift for Logistics and MobilityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 09: Dynamics by Heterogeneity: How Economy and Research Profit from DiversityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: Energy Transition: Same Goal – Different WaysBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: A Market Breakthrough Ahead?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: A Bright Future? Challenges and Opportunities for LED LightingBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: Truth and Reality: The Importance of Models in Economy, Science and PhilosophyBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 14: Virtual Learning: InEquality in Education?Breakout
18:00 - 19:30Urban Innovators Challenge – Start Up Your CompanyPartner

29.08.2015

07:00 - 08:30MIT and its Media Lab, Special Guest at this Year’s Technology SymposiumPlenary
08:30 - 09:30InEquality: The New Silk RoadPlenary
09:50 - 11:15Art, Design and Architecture as a Laboratory of Digital ModernityPlenary
11:15 - 11:30Closing Statement of the Alpbach Technology SymposiumPlenary
11:30 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial