Het symposium is in het Engels. Click here to view the program
Curated by Orion Maxted
We are fascinated by systems, systems thinking, cybernetics, and algorithms - because they are reshaping our world for good and for bad. The possible mechanisms by which human-kind might evolve, or go extinct, as well as infinite scope for creation and play. They drive the internet, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, our understanding of ‘ecosystem’, and much more. In parallel they shape our thinking, providing a set of interrelated world views, metaphors and strategies. They present a picture in which we think of economies, the internet, cells, language, performance and the concentration of wealth and power as sharing underlying principles of complex systems.
Gregory Bateson, the British cybernetician and anthropologist called this ‘the pattern that connects’. What could it mean for human beings if we have access to a pattern that includes all of human life, technology and nature?
This afternoon will be an opportunity to introduce these interrelated scientific fields to paralell approaches by contemporary theatre makers.