Deep Horizon: The Culture of Forecasting

17/10 2019 — 19/10 2019 

10 Years of Technopolitics

Forecasting is an eminently cultural issue, because it provides an aesthetic of the uncertain and gives shape to the unknown, actualizing the future into the present, in order to make the unlikely more likely, or to prevent the likely from happening.

In talks, discussions, workshops and game playing, Deep Horizon: The Culture of Forecasting will bring together the audience with artists, researchers and activists to deal with the role of forecasting as a way of inventing the future. So, think and act ahead!

Participants: Richard Barbrook, Eric Bordeleau, Jaya Klara Brekke, Thomas Feuerstein, Isabell Schrickel, Zentrum für politische Schönheit and Technopolitics research group

Artistic space intervention: Sylvia Eckermann


Thu 17/10 2019

3 – 6 pm: How to be Ahead with Political Activism?
Workshop by Zentrum für Politische Schönheit and Gerald Straub. rsvp*

7 – 10 pm: Fragments from the Cultures of Forecasting
Drinks, food and conversations with the audience based on short statements by guest speakers and members of Technopolitics.
With Richard Barbrook, Jaya Klara Brekke, Erik Bordeleau, Thomas Feuerstein, Isabell Schrickel, Zentrum für politische Schönheit and Technopolitics.

Fri 18/10 2019

3 – 6 pm: Artistic/activist realization of workshop findings — Instant performative intervention with members of Thursday’s workshop and Gerald Straub.

7 – 10 pm: From Abstract Futures to Material Presents
Thoughts and conversations on the speculative performance of (crypto)economies.
With Jaya Klara Brekke, Erik Bordeleau and Gerald Nestler, moderated by Technopolitics members.

Sat 19/10 2019

2 – 6 pm: Prediction Game
Strategies and Practices of Socio-Political Intervention.
Gamebased workshop by Richard Barbrook. rsvp*

7 – 10 pm: Horizons of Forecasting
Historic and Contemporary Issues of Prediction Politics.
Performative lectures by Richard Barbrook, Thomas Feuerstein and Isabell Schrickel.
Discussion (moderated by Technopolitics members).


TECHNOPOLITICS: Sylvia Eckermann, Gerald Nestler, Felix Stalder, Axel Stockburger, Gerald Straub, Thomas Thaler.

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