International Conference - The Experimental Society
science / politics / economy / publics / religion / music / art
education / design / media / advertising / technology
laboratory / simulating / making / performing / testing / trial
democracy / reflexivity / creativity / event / revolution
The idea of experimentation was at the heart of modernity’s promise of human freedom and self-determination. But is the experiment now too complicit with power to act as a carrier of hope? To close the year-long Experimentality programme, which involved collaborations with the University of Manchester, the Royal Society, FutureEverything and a range of academic and art organisations, participants at this international conference debated different visions of an experimental society in which the emancipatory potential of the experiment could be renewed.
- David Byrne (University of Durham)
- Dieter Daniels (Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig)
- Bülent Diken (Lancaster University)
- Josephine Green (Social Innovation, Philips Design)
- Stephanie Koerner (University of Manchester)
- Michael Krätke (Lancaster University)
- Scott Lash (Goldsmiths, University of London)
- John Milbank (University of Nottingham)
- Helga Nowotny (European Research Council)
- James Wilsdon (Royal Society)
- Brian Wynne (Lancaster University)
For more information about the thinking behind the conference, read the conference call.
Everyday experiments; Learning to experiment; Biomedicine, experimentation and bare life; Media, improvisation and place; Self-experimentation; Experimentation and creativity in the arts; Design and experiment; Policy experiments; Experimental subjectivities; Simulation, invention, decision
Artists exhibiting or performing:
Sarah Casey, Rod Dickinson, Lisa Erdman, John Fox, K Bear Koss, John Newling, Jane Rushton, Jen Southern, Neal White
Experimental knowledge lab:
Activist lab exploring resistance and struggle in the experimental society
Experiments End - evening of live art, experimental music and video:
Featuring Philip Jeck , Rodrigo Constanzo, Angela Guyton, Mary Oliver, Lois Klassen, Craig Vear, Claire Marshall, smO, Paul Morris, Matt Walch. More information.
The draft programme is available here.