Entitled Hybrids: Trondheim Matchmaking 2008, this year's Festival for art & technology conference looks closer on how knowledge from new research can change human biology and self understanding, and how art practice both becomes influenced by this development, as well as being able to influence it.
The conference keynote speaker is researcher and artist Roy Ascott (UK), pioneer within interactive computer art in the 1960's and later telematic art. Ascott is founder of the Planetary Collegium. He is a professor at Technoetic Arts at the University of Plymouth in addition to several other positions and appointments.
Other festival speakers and exhibitors include Natasha Vita-More (US), Margarete Jahrmann (AUS), Eva Sutton (US), Victoria Vesna (US), Marta De Menezes (P), Eric Singer (US), Amy Youngs (US), Laura Beloff (FIN), Peter Flemming (CAN), and George Gessert (US).
Festival concerts by ALEPH (N), BOL (N), LEMUR & ADAM MATTA (US), PIERRE BASTIEN (NL), INCITE/ (D) and XPLODING PLASTIX (N)
Hybrids: Trondheim Matchmaking 2008 Web Site