IMPAKT TV episode #22: Saturday 15:45
With Daniel Jacoby and Michael Portnoy (The New Joy of Sex) and Peter-Paul Verbeek
Location: IMPAKT TV from Koepelzaal
This IMPAKT TV episode starts with a conversation with filmmakers Daniel Jacoby and Michael Portnoy, who will tell us more about their films in the preceding screening programme The New Joy of Sex.
From 16:00 onwards, we dive into the ‘cyborg’ world. What does the notion of the ‘cyborg’ still mean in our hyper-digitalized world? Has technology become our nature? This IMPAKT TV episode, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy of Technology Peter-Paul Verbeek will guide us through the history and changing relationship between humans and technology. This presentation, titled Inclusive ethics for Cyborgs, is part of the IMPAKT webproject Cyborg Futures, which investigates the role of cyborgs, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics in our modern world, including interviews and artworks by Stelarc, Neil Harbisson, Anna Gimbrére, Joanna Bryson, Alain Bieber, Klasien van de Zandschulp & Ali Eslami, Lancel/Maat, Simon Dogger, Monobanda, Wouter van Noort, Dan Hassler-Forest, Anneke Smelik and many other artists and speakers: cyborg.impakt.nl/
This episode is hosted by Michelle Franke.
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Daniel Jacoby― Artist
Daniel JACOBY (1985, Peru) is an Amsterdam-based director and artist who graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona and furthered his education at the Städelschule in Frankfurt and the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. Should Auld Acquaintance be Forgot (2010) was his first foray into filmmaking. Cuculí (2011) shows his time in Japan, where he had a residency at Tokyo Wonder Site. Here, he met Yu Araki. Together they directed Mountain Plain Mountain (2018), which won a Tiger Short Award at IFFRotterdam. The following year, Nehemías was nominated for the same award. Recent exhibitions include venues like Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; CAC, Vilnius; CRAC Alsace, Altkirch; Nest, The Hague; 1646, The Hague; EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam; The Banff Centre, Alberta; Kunsthal Chalottenborg, Copenhagen; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg; Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg; and the 11th Cuenca Biennial in Ecuador.
Michael Portnoy― Artist
Michael Portnoy is a New York-based multimedia artist. Coming from a background in dance and experimental comedy, his performance-based work employs a variety of media: from film and participatory installations to theater, sculpture, writing, painting, and curation. He has presented internationally in museums, art galleries, film festivals and theaters, including recently Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria (2019 & 2018); Akademie der Künste der Welte, Cologne, Germany (2017); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany (2017); Playground, STUK, Leuven, Belgium (2016, 2014); Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK (2016); Witte de With, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2016); the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2015); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2014); Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2013); The Kitchen, New York, USA (2013); dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel, Germany (2012); 11th Baltic Triennial (co-curator), Vilnius, Lithuania (2012); and the Taipei Biennial, Taipei, Taiwan (2010). He is a visiting professor at Malmö Art Academy. For more information visit: strangergames.com
Peter-Paul Verbeek― Speaker
Peter-Paul Verbeek is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy of Technology at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Twente. He is chair of the Philosophy of Human-Technology Relations research group and co-director of the DesignLab of the University of Twente. He is also honorary professor of Techno-Anthropology at Aalborg University, Denmark. His research focuses on the philosophy of human-technology relations, and aims to contribute to philosophical theory, ethical reflection, and practices of design and innovation.
Michelle graduated cum laude from the Research Master Art and Visual Culture at the Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. She was selected for the Young Excellent Scholar Research Programme at CEDLA (Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation). Since 2020 she works as head of PR at IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture].