Spreadsheet jam session
Location: IMPAKT main programme online
Panel discussion //
With: Pinar Yoldas en Monika Bielskyte
Curated by: Natalie D Kane and Tobias Revell
Welcome to Conditional Values: an online panel in a spreadsheet. The world’s leading economic powers struggle with an ecological crisis, a global pandemic and social and racial inequality. In reaction to this situation, in recent years we saw several alternative economic models, including: the Universal Basic Income, the Occupy movement, the Green New Deal and micro-economies in towns and cities. Which other alternatives might emerge? How can we reconcile economy and ecology? What role can art and technology play in this? Which tools and strategies do we need to develop to better understand and reorient human and economic processes?
This programme is for anyone who finds it easier to imagine the end of the world than a panel in a spreadsheet. During Conditional Values, a spreadsheet is the starting point for two unorthodox presentations on alternative economic models for a sustainable future. After the presentations by Pinar Yoldas and Monika Bielskyte, you are invited to further develop and contribute to the ideas in a collective online ‘spreadsheet jam session’.
PINAR YOLDAS― Speaker
Pinar Yoldas is an infradisciplinary designer/artist/researcher currently based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her work develops within biological sciences and digital technologies through architectural installations, kinetic sculpture, sound, video and drawing with a focus on post-humanism, eco-nihilism, anthropocene and feminist technoscience. Her solo shows include The Warm, the Cool and the Cat at Roda Sten Konsthall (2016), Polyteknikum Museum Moscow (2015),An Ecosystem of Excess, Ernst Schering Project Space among many. Her group shows include ThingWorld, NAMOC National Art Museum of Beijing (2014); Transmediale Festival, Berlin (2014), ExoEvolution at ZKM (2015),14th Istanbul Biennial (2015) ,Taiwan National Museum of Fine Arts(2016).
Monika Bielskyte― Speaker
As futures researcher, Monika has been on an 8-year journey exploring futures in over 90 countries, with a specific focus on non-western perspectives. As a futurist and futures designer, Monika Bielskyte consults on and prototypes culturally expansive, socially and environmentally engaged future world designs for the media industry, technology companies, and cities/countries. With expertise in the immersive media space (XR/AI/UX) and edutainment, her work consists in connecting bleeding edge technological innovation with some of the world's most original creative visions that explores the relationship between speculative science fiction narratives (dystopias, utopias, protopias) and the unfolding Global Futures.
NATALIE KANE― Curator
Natalie Kane is Curator of Digital Design at the V&A and one half of the curatorial research project Haunted Machines. She was curator of the British pavilion for the 2019 Milan Triennale and curated Amnesty International's exhibition 'War in Raqqa: Rhetoric versus Reality' at the Architectural Association. She is a Visiting Practitioner at the London College of Communication, and an Advisory Board Member for the Society of Computers and Law. In 2019, she received an Art Fund New Collecting Award to collect digital design for the V&A.
Tobias Revell― Curator
Tobias Revell is an artist and designer. He is Senior Lecturer in Critical and Digital Design at the London College of Communication, UAL. He is a co-founder of research consultancy Strange Telemetry and one-half of research project Haunted Machines. He is a Ph.D. candidate in design at Goldsmiths.