ART SCIENCE dialogue "Balance in a Technological World" | Jorrit Paaijmans & Margarita Boenig-Liptsin

July 19, 2024 | 12:45 - 1:45 PM

Artist Jorrit Paaijmans and professor Margarita Boenig-Liptsin will discuss the balance between making, doing and thinking in an increasingly technological world. The conversation will be moderated by Makoto Takahashi.

Join us for the first ART SCIENCE dialogue of the exhibition Let’s Work!

As technology and digitalization form an ever-greater role in our day-to-day and work lives, how do we experience and give shape to society. And more importantly, how do we form our own identity when what we do is mediated through screens or robots?

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About the Speakers

Jorrit Paaijmans’ work raises questions on the effect of mechanization on labour. Central to his practice is Paaijmans’ interest in the tension between craftsmanship and conceptualisation. His handmade drawing machines explore the process of drawing from concept to final result.

Prof. Dr. Margarita Boenig-Liptsin is Associate Professor at the Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences of ETH Zürich. Boenig-Liptsin’s research area focuses on identity, selfhood and citizenship in technological societies. In her work she explores how the technological and scientific interact with society and contemporary human notions of self.

Dr. Makoto Takahashi is Assistant Professor for Transdisciplinary STS at the Faculty of Science, Athena Institute at VU Amsterdam. He works on science communication and crises of public trust. His recent work has explored how art can be used to foster dialogues around controversial topics.