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ECAL 2019

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Technology and Research in Art and Design
Friday 8 November, 10.30–19.30
IKEA Auditorium, ECAL, Renens
www.researchday.ch

Résumé
The symposium explored the links between technology and research, with artists, designers and scholars in these fields from all over the world, in discussion with ECAL faculty members. Keynote speeches, conversations, exhibitions and concerts marked the overlapping territory of research and technological innovation.

Program
Welcome, Alexis Georgacopoulos, director, ECAL
Introductory notes, Davide Fornari, head of R&D and professor, ECAL
Moderation by Arijana Walcott, emerging technology consultant, co-founder and COO, DART LABS, Zurich

Data Materialization
Natalie D. Kane, curator of digital design, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
in conversation with Patrick Keller, professor, ECAL

Keynote: How Can Type Influence How We Design Written Communication?
Bianca Berning, font engineer, Dalton Maag, London
introduced by Kai Bernau, professor, ECAL, and co-founder, Atelier Carvalho Bernau, The Hague

Artists Residencies for Innovation
Hugues Vinet, innovation and research director, IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, Paris
in conversation with Nicolas Henchoz, director, EPFL+ECAL Lab

The Aesthetics of Sustainability
Christian Kaegi, founder, Qwstion, Zurich, and Fabrice Aeberhard, founder, Viu, Zurich
in conversation with Thilo Alex Brunner, professor, ECAL, and art director, ON shoes, Zurich

Keynote: Humanising Machines: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Art and Design
Christian Mio Loclair, art director and founder, Waltz Binaire, Berlin
introduced by Pauline Saglio, head of BA Media & Interaction Design and professor, ECAL

Keynote: Designing Citizenship in Unstable Times
Ala Tannir, co-curator of the 22nd Milan Triennale Broken Nature and independent architect, New York
introduced by Davide Fornari, head of R&D and professor, ECAL

Audio performance curated by Thibault Walter, professor, ECAL
The Invisible Other. Chapter 1. Vibrancy. When the Divinity Manifests. For visual obstructions, time-based media, light and signal refractions
By Mario de Vega, sound artist, Mexico City/Berlin in partnership with La Becque | Artist Residency, La Tour-de-Peilz
Throughout the day, exhibitions in the Kudelski Hall, l’elac Gallery and EPFL+ECAL Lab:
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• ECAL Diplômes 2019

• Smartphone Peripheral Companions curated by Alain Bellet

Soft Machines curated by Camille Blin, Christophe Guberan and Skylar Tibbits, in collaboration with the MIT Department of Architecture and its Design Minor/Design Major Program.


On the occasion of the symposium, ECAL launched the book Technology and Research in Art and Design edited by Davide Fornari and published by ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne.

Technology and Research and Art and Design
In collaboration with EPFL+ECAL Lab
Supported by HES-SO
Media partner: Creative Applications Network

Graphic design: Federico Barbon

Arijana Walcott, moderator

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Natalie D. Kane in conversation with Patrick Keller

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Pauline Saglio

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Smartphone Peripheral Companions, curated by Alain Bellet

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Book: Technology and Research in Art and Design edited by Davide Fornari and published by ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne

Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez

  • The Invisible Other. Chapter 1. Vibrancy. When the Divinity Manifests. For visual obstructions, time-based media, light and signal refractions, by Mario de Vega and curated by Thibault Walter 
  • Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez