Innovation at the Nexus of Science, Technology, and the ARTS
The Science+Technology+ARTS = STARTS Initiative is a program of the European Commission to encourage synergies between the arts and technology to support innovation in industry and society. STARTS promotes the inclusion of artists in research and innovation activities in Europe.
The STARTS Day focuses on the STARTS Initiative and offers insights into collaborative practices at the intersection of art, technology, science and industry. In different discursive formats and presentations, extraordinary examples from this field are presented and their implementations, methods and impacts identified.
In collaboration with the European Union
The Saturday of the festival features a workshop series in the framework of the European Platform for Data Humanism.
FRI 6.9. | 10:00 – 12:00 Practices and impacts of interdisciplinary approaches will be discussed through innovative projects, with a special focus on the link between artificial intelligence and music.
FRI 6.9. | 13:30 – 15:00 In this panel, artists and scientists involved in the Re-FREAM project will share their perspectives on future developments in the fashion industry, talking about responsive fashion, future materials and the fashion production system.
FRI 6.9. | 13:00 – 14:30 The power of individual technology groups and their exclusive role in shaping the future is increasingly subject to criticism. We are called upon to critically question and actively participate, instead of remaining passive victims of digital change. People and companies show how, by thinking against all rules, new paths can be taken outside the comfort zone.
FRI 6.9. | 15:15 – 16:45 Based on successful examples from realized projects, panel participants discuss the suitable conditions for a legal framework for interdisciplinary collaboration projects, including new business models, different legal options and intellectual property rights.
FRI 6.9. | 17:00 – 18:00 At the STARTS Talks the STARTS Prize’19 winners will present their approaches and perspectives, their working methods and the results they achieved.
FRI 6.9. | 18:00 – 19:30 Technology and the economy are presented with the important task of making sure that we won’t lose our humanity on our journey from automatization to autonomization. In this panel we dive into the debate of how the leading developers can make sure that AI systems stay humane, fair and responsible.