2016, Wed, Feb 03

Superschool — Conversation Starter

With IInke Arns, Ed D'Souza, Teresa Dillon, Leslie Dunton-Downer, Oliver Lerone Schultz, Fredrik Svensk, Ben Vickers, Theresa Züger and Superschool

In this experimental talk show, the academic one-way lecture format will be interrupted live by a group of obnoxious users who will pass on their questions—either to an invisible panel representing the politically incorrect conversations of internet forums, or to the audience that represents collective intelligence.

As a live simulation of internet culture, academic and collective knowledge will enter into a dialogue, and in the process the qualities, banalities, and shortcomings of different knowledge systems will be examined. The discussants include an expert trying to tie together the thematic streams of transmediale/conversationpiece, the curators of the events, and the audience, who will have an opportunity to join in.