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24/2/24 Cybernetic Serendipity symposium @ ICA London

An event commemorating the seminal 1968 ICA exhibition of the same name

Published onFeb 24, 2024
24/2/24 Cybernetic Serendipity symposium @ ICA London

Cybernetic Serendipity symposium @ ICA London

The 0xSalon is in effect in London later this month to commemorate the seminal 1968 ICA exhibition of the same name.

More information and tickets available here:

IRL ⌂ Saturday 24th February ::: 13h-21h ::: Institute of Contemporary Art, London

Looking back to look forward, this day-long event explores the patterns, tropes and pervasive elements of artists using emerging technologies, in response to the iconic 1968 exhibition Cybernetic Serendipity organised by Jasia Reichardt who will deliver a keynote lecture fifty-six years on, entitled Before and After Cybernetic Serendipity. Featuring talks, performances and readings the day unfolds in a series of propositions and panels that shift between the interrelated topics of machine creativity and AI via the realms of currency and NFTs.

Speakers and performers include Jasia Reichardt, William Latham, Christiane Paul, Sougwen Chung, Marianna Simnett, K Allado-McDowell, Alex Estorick, Daniel Felstead, 0xSalon, Rachel O’ Dwyer, Lawrence Lek, Joey Holder, Connie Bakshi, Luba Elliott, and more. This event is co-curated with DAZED features editor and internet folklorist Günseli Yalcinkaya and technology researcher, curator and writer Bronac Ferran.

Session 1 (1 – 5pm)

1 – 1.15pm  Introduction to Cybernetic Serendipity: Towards AI 
1.15 – 2pm  Keynote lecture by Jasia Reichardt: Before and After Cybernetic Serendipity 
2.15 – 3.30pm  Machine Creativity: Bronac Ferran in conversation with William Latham, Christiane Paul and Sougwen Chung 
3.45 – 4.15pm  K Allado-Mcdowell 
4.15 – 4.40pm  Cybernetic Serendipity listening session 
4.40 – 4.45pm  Screening: Marianna Simnett, Blue Moon (2022)

Session 2 (5 – 9pm)

5 – 5.15pm  From NFTs to Digital Art: Where are we now?! Alex Estorick 
5.15 – 6.15pm  In Flow ~ Digital Currents: Alex Estorick, Daniel Felstead, 0xSalon and Rachel O’Dwyer in conversation with ICA Talks & Research curator Susanna Davies-Crook
6.30 – 6.45pm  Lawrence Lek: SimBeijing Walkthrough is a live game playthrough Lawrence’s ongoing series of virtual worlds, featuring audio-visual extracts from his most recent trilogy set in SimBeijing smart city. 
6.50 – 8pm  Towards AI: Günseli Yalcinkaya in conversation with Lawrence Lek, Connie Bakshi and Luba Elliott
8 – 9pm  Closing set by HEITH 

Appearing during the breaks will be video fragments of Joey Holder’s Cryptid with a soundscore by AJA. 

Additional contributions throughout the day by and 0xSalon.

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