• NICOLA TREZZI

    Director Center of Contemporary Art Tel Aviv

  • HEATHER KNIGHT

    Professor of Social Robotics

  • MAX DUDLER

    Architect

  • RAPHAEL ARAR

    Visionary Designer

  • STEPHEN CLARK

    Director for Relations with Citizens EU Parliament

HUMAN DESIGN

Shaping ideas: improving life in an ever-changing world

March 8 - 4:30 pm
Pescara, Aurum - Ideas Factory 

“Imagination is more important than knowledge” said Albert Einstein. The future of humanity will be probably based on the application of a multidisciplinary cross design to a human-to-human approach, aiming at recovering the possible, visionary uses of the most ground-breaking technologies in a purely social and cultural perspective. Our goal is to grow in exploring and understanding the new digital phenomena that is surrounding us as individuals and citizens, between art and Artificial Intelligence, architecture and social design, looking for a new balance among technological acceleration, unchanging values and actual well-being of the communities.


 

Speakers

  • NICOLA TREZZI

    Director Center of Contemporary Art Tel Aviv

    He is the director of the Center of Contemporary Art of Tel Aviv, which is located in the Silicon Wadi, the Middle-Est region with the densest concentration of high technology companies. After his diploma at the Academy of Brera and before arriving at the head of one Israel’s leading centers for the promotion of contemporary art, Trezzi worked as art journalist for many international newspapers, has been a curator at the Prague Biennale Foundation and the head of the Master of Fine Arts at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design of Jerusalem.

  • HEATHER KNIGHT

    Professor of Social Robotics

    Professor of Computer Science at the Oregon State University, at the Collaborative Robots and Intelligent Systems (CoRIS) Institute, she directs the CHARISMA Robotics Lab, where she uses performing arts as a bridge to investigate human-robot interaction. Her robot Ginger performs stand-up comedy talks, processing the inputs received from the audience. Irony and enterteinement become a field to test and improve the linguistic and emotional competences of Artificial Intelligence.

  • MAX DUDLER

    Architect

    The archistar Max Dudler puts together Swiss minimalism and classical rationalism, proving how the quintessence of conceptual architecture still constitutes the nucleus, the basic atom of an ethical design of human communities. Professor at the Kunstakademie of Düsseldorf and Visiting Professor in many universities all around Europe, he has designed for urban planning, historical preservation, exhibitions, forniture and much more, earning an international recognition and more than 25 prices.

  • RAPHAEL ARAR

    Visionary Designer

    Arar designs artificial intelligence systems using art as a trigger to stimulate and guide research. With his technological and artistical installations, that have been exposed in international museums and galleries, he translates the intangible aspects of emotional intelligence into a machine-readable format. He is Principal Designer at the Kahn Academy, Lecturer at the San José State University (both in California), Designer & Researcher at IBM. He has worked with Apple, Google, The Smithsonians.

  • STEPHEN CLARK

    Director for Relations with Citizens EU Parliament

    Since 2012, he is supervisor of the communication strategies of the European Parliament, the only EU institution elected directly by the citizens of the Union. He is coordinating the very crucial communication campaign of the 2019 EU Parliament Elections, the #thistimeiamvoting campaign.

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