Festival Grounded

Wednesday Nov 21 - Saturday Nov 24       Mestni trg 2
Grounded is a festival of electronic music, critical thinking and activism that addresses current social issues by combining the seemingly incompatible: deinstitutionalised theoretical debates, every day social activism and progressive electronic club culture. Through debates, projections, presentations, music performances and hangouts - the baselines of which are equality irrespective of personal circumstances, solidarity with the weak and the autonomy to govern your own fate - the participants seek relevant, eligible and responsible responses to the contemporary challenges of current times.


What happens to the idea of privacy in the era of self-surveillance? What and whom does democracy serve in relation to the automation of justice? What is free thought in the times of personalised manipulation of thought patterns? What is identity freedom in regards to the ever increasing impact of our digital footprints on the financial and credit capacities of our political bodies? How to recognize totalitarianism at a time when corporations know more about their subjects than national states?

Recognizing the complexity of the current situation, we strive towards literacy and the recognition of the role of artificial intelligence technologies, whose importance for economic growth is increasing in parallel with the growth of authoritarianism. For their smooth operation, artificial intelligence and robotics require big data that are importantly changing, limiting and directing our practices. While the pioneers of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are freeing up market barriers through enabling the legal subjectivity of machines or robots, it is essential to provide a platform for reflecting on the various interventions of machine intelligence into intimacy and spontaneity of everyday life.

Text taken from www.grounded.si.



Nov 21 2018 - Nov 24 2018
Mestni trg 2
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