poster design: Ksawery Kirklewski

Accents have been shifted, vectors of change are setting new directions: what most of society began to discover in the pandemic year 2020, for some of us was already obvious many years ago – the world of sending and receiving information about the world, reality and experiences of creation are in the digital kingdom of the ONLINE. The place of activities related to art, or more broadly: the design of emotional space, has been virtual for a long time now. “Everyday” activities and experiences have also been connected to this space, the idea of what we traditionally considered reality from the present point of view can be called the world of OFFLINE, a non-obvious one, not accessible to everyone.

The change of perspective has already occurred, now the OFFLINE seems to be an extension of the ONLINE reality, one of the choices in powerful AR or VR applications driven by ever more perfect AI. Researchers and artists moving theoretically and practically at the interface of these constructs will discuss how it is, and whether we are in fact now reduced to the role of pulse additions to the increasingly powerful ONLINE realities, as well as the “off to on” relationship.

The E. Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, Media Art Department and Robert Sochacki PhD would like to invite you to a symposium (translated to English and to Polish sign language):

Symposium was hosted by the E.Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, PL, PJM tranlastion – Anna Borycka

Syposium is co-hosted by dr Robert Sochacki and dr Agnieszka Polkowska, Academy of Art in Szczecin. Attendants:

Agata Kiedrowicz – lecturer at the Academy of Art in Szczecin, School of Form and Collegium da Vinci. Designer, curator of interdisciplinary projects, design critic and researcher.

Agnieszka Kurant – conceptual artist, lives in New York. She investigates how systems of blurring the boundaries between reality and fiction and between nature and culture work.

Monika Seyfried – artist and lecturer, interaction designer, founder of Grow Your Own Cloud, a plant-based data storage organization. She worked at the Copenhagen InsQtute of InteracQon Design Reseach.

Beata Wilczek – curator, artist, designer, lecturer. She is developing a master’s programme in social design and sustainable innovation at the Design Academy Berlin.

Additional materials:

Nomadik exhibition on online/offline travel and being in several places at once, curated by Beata Wilczek in BWA Wrocław in 2012.

Donna Haraway on biopolitics and dogs-human relationship.

Rosi Braidotti on the corelation of digitalization and climate crisis.

Achille Mbembe on necropolitics and bodies amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Article on eugenic AI from Australia.

Project by Agnieszka Kurant in the exhibition Broken Nature, Milano Triennale, currently showing at MoMA in New York:

Agnieszka Kurant for New York Timesa – on Risk Management:

Agnieszka Kurant for SFMOMA on Animal Internet and experiencing nature online

e-flux conversation with Agnieszka Kurant

 Interspecies Gossip a project by Monika Seyfried

What are the limitations of AI / ML – what are we better at and how does art or design help develop this. A talk in Polish (translated to sign language) by:

prof. ALK dr. hab. Aleksandra Przegalińska – philosopher, works at the Chair of Management in Network Society, is the Prorector for International Cooperation and ESR at Kozminski University, Senior Research Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research.
dr Iwo Zmyślony – designer of change, anthropologist of design and new technologies, methodologist of design processes.