December 12, 2017 - Goethe-Institut China - A Better Version of You
December 12, 2017

Goethe-Institut China / Goethe-Institut Korea

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A Better Version of You
A technology fair
December 12–17, 2017

Opening: December 12, 4–7pm, with a keynote presentation by Prof. Jinsang Yoo
Commissioners talk: December 16, 3–3:30pm, with Nina Franz and Christian von Borries
Exhibitors talk: December 16, 3:30–4pm, with Knox/Watanabe (Elena Knox and Katsumi Watanabe)
Exhibitors talk: December 16, 4–4:30pm, with Metasitu (Liva Dudareva and Eduardo Cassina)

Art Sonje Center
87 Yulgok-ro 3-gil, Jongno-gu
Seoul
03062
Korea

www.goethe.de
www.artsonje.org
www.abetterversionofyou.tech
Facebook: Goethe Institut China / Facebook: Goethe Institut Korea

A Better Version of You
A technology fair
December 12–17, 2017

Opening: December 12, 4–7pm, with a keynote presentation by Prof. Jinsang Yoo
Commissioners talk: December 16, 3–3:30pm, with Nina Franz and Christian von Borries
Exhibitors talk: December 16, 3:30–4pm, with Knox/Watanabe (Elena Knox and Katsumi Watanabe)
Exhibitors talk: December 16, 4–4:30pm, with Metasitu (Liva Dudareva and Eduardo Cassina)

Art Sonje Center
87 Yulgok-ro 3-gil, Jongno-gu
Seoul
03062
Korea

www.goethe.de
www.artsonje.org
www.abetterversionofyou.tech
Facebook: Goethe Institut China / Facebook: Goethe Institut Korea

For six days in December, Art Sonje Center for Contemporary Art will be transformed into a venue for innovative technologies and artistic imagination from across the globe. Artists and tech-developers will join hands in this showcase of a wide range of new applications and products that shape our present and future.

A Better Version of You provides a look into the technological agents that serve as the foundation of contemporary societies on a global scale, from self-learning machines, neural networks and ubiquitous computing, to swarm-based urban planning, personalised experiental gaming, brain-machine interfaces, precision agriculture, online safe spaces and the everyday tools of the entrepreneurial self. Harnessing perspectives from China, South Korea, Japan, USA, Russia, South Africa, Brazil and Europe, A Better Version of You will showcase latest advances in defining political and social technologies.

With: Alex Anikina & Anton Anikin / FATE inc.; Lee Bul; Alice Creischer; Maja Čule; Nolan Dennis, Tabita Rezaire, Bogosi Sekhukhuni / NTU; Simon Denny; Melanie Gilligan; Kang Jungsuck; Elena Knox & Katsumi Watanabe; Lawrence Lek / Farsight; METASITU; Replika; Andreas Siekmann; Walter Solon & Jorge Loureiro; Du Yuqing / BIV IC Group; Payne Zhu

With a showreel featuring:
Acxiom: audience monetization
Cambridge Analytica: change audience behavior
DeepMind: solve intelligence
Sensetime: liveness detection
among others

Conceived by Christian von Borries and Nina Franz
Produced by Goethe-Institut China and Goethe-Institut Korea

A Better Version of You will set its sails in a number of cities across the world. Opening for the first time in December 2017 at Art Sonje Center for Contemporary Art, it will be hosted in March 2018 in Beijing, China and different locations throughout Asia and Europe.

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