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Opening Panel „How Cultures Shape Technology“

THU Sept. 7, 2017, 5:45 PM-7:15 PM
POSTCITY, Lecture Stage
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Ars Electronica (AT)

We usually focus our considerations on the impact that the introduction of new technologies makes on culture and society. But technology has always been a central part of culture, and not only in its applications.

Perhaps even more strongly, in its development, in the visions and intentions that human beings thereby pursue, it is a direct expression of the cultures and the times from which it emerged. How different cultures form technological developments and applications is the question at the opening symposium of the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival.

Panelists:
Maria Yablonina (RU), Mark Coeckelbergh (BE/AT), Zenbo Hidaka (JP), Shunji Yamanaka (JP)

Chair: Gerfried Stocker (AT)