CTM 2018: MusicMakers Hacklab Input I – The Speculative Future of Art, Music & Technology

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNRpZztuNdY


Talk by Moritz Simon Geist
CTM 2018 – Turmoil
MusicMakers Hacklab – The Hacked Mind

Tuesday 30 January 2018 | Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin
Hosted by Peter Kirn (CDM) and Ioann Maria.

Moritz Simon Geist throws all predictions on “market development” and “consumer behaviour” overboard and enters the speculative domain of “Art Fiction”. In his 30-minute talk, he presents absurd devices-of-the-future and imaginary products for the yet unknown needs of our future self. This happens in the cross section of society and art - for a world in which brain interfaces, body enhancement and nanorobots (finally!) have become everyday items. Without concern for feasibility and usability, an unbiased and critical view of current techniques and technolgical tendencies is formed.

The CTM MusicMakers Hacklab is a weeklong open, collaborative laboratory hosted by Peter Kirn of Create Digital Music. Now entering its 6th edition within the CTM Festival, the 2018 Hacklab brought on co-host Ioann Maria to reflect on the promise and danger of artificial intelligence and machine learning in music under “The Hacked Mind” theme. Four Input talks were programmed during the Hacklab week, to give Hacklab fellows and interested audiences a few possible points of entry into in theme. Fellows worked on new musical ideas and inventions all week, presenting their work at the Hacklab Finale on CTM 2018’s closing Sunday.

The CTM 2018 MusicMakers Hacklab was presented with Native Instruments and SHAPE, which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.