Panel Discussion

Love and Algorithms

With: Roanne van Voorst and Jonas Lund

6 November 2021
13:30 — 14:30

Location: Het Huis Main Stage

Panel discussion moderated by: Miriam Rasch //

How do algorithms and artificial intelligence influence the seemingly irrational feeling of love? Algorithms learn to know our desires, our preferences, and our interests and try to figure out what we like even before we know it ourselves. They decide who and what shows up on our screens on dating apps and social media. In times of algorithms and AI, is there still such a thing as a serendipitous encounter? 

After futures-anthropologist Roanne van Voorst’s keynote The Future of Intimacy, in this panel we continue to explore ‘Love and Algorithms’. Artist Jonas Lund will join the discussion about the possibilities and dangers of algorithmic matchmaking. Artist Jonas Lund is known for his performative artworks where tasks are executed according to algorithms or a set of rules. In the new online work One on One +1, specially commissioned for the IMPAKT Festival, he explores the increasing digitisation of love and romantic encounters (read more about One on One +1  here). 


This panel takes place immediately after Roanne van Voorst keynote. With one ticket you can attend both events. In between the programmes there is a short break.