September - Oktober 2012
State of Autonomy
Nemo Science Center, Amsterdam
Curated by Hicham Khalidi
With the artists:Nicolas Myers (FRA), Aaron Koblin & Chris Milk (USA), Ivan Henriques (BRA / NL), Cesar Harada, Protei team (UK / GER), Julian Oliver (NZ), Sander Veenhof (NL), Tim van Cromvoirt (NL), Jolan van der Wiel (NL), Pascal Smelik (NL), Tjeerd Veenhoven (NL), Henk Jonkers (NL), Mike Thompson & Gionata Gatto (UK / IT), Markus Kayser (GER), AlgaeParc Wageningen UR (NL), Ecofys Seaweedfarm (NL), Concrete image store showcase (NL), Smart packaging Holst Center, Avantium & Coca Cola, LUSTlab (NL), Petroc Sesti (UK) and others;
Transnatural festival 2012 goes in search of technology that can support, as opposed to desecrate, the natural world and ecological wealth.
The theme for the third festival is The state of Autonomy. The core question: how can we apply our technological knowledge without infringing upon nature? How far can we push the limits and how can we act within them? The programme focuses on autonomous beings, systems, processes, materials and more that are able to – be they organic, man-made or hybrid – act independently. Will they be able to support our desire to communicate worldwide?
Under the theme The state of Autonomy we explore, among other things innovative materials, new ways to harvest energy and food, and the use of existing sources and materials in an intelligent manner.