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Art Dubai 2018: Global Art Forum ” I Am Not a Robot”

Madinat Jumeirah

21 Mar 201823 Mar 2018

The 12th edition of the Global Art Forum titled “I Am Not A Robot” explores the highly topical theme of automation – as well as the opportunities and trepidations brought along with it. Part of Art Dubai’s extensive cultural programming, the Global Art Forum is an annual arts conference – the largest in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia – and unique in that it examines culture from a variety of disciplines as well as in bringing together leading minds from a variety of fields to discuss a specific topic. The Global Art Forum is open to the public and free to attend. After the opening session that took place on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Dubai Design District, introducing some of the key themes of ‘I Am Not A Robot’, the Forum continues at Art Dubai for its acclaimed three-day marathon, exploring the impacts of automation, Artificial Intelligence and machine learning in work, creativity, design, economics, politics and art.

When Mar 21, 2pm – 2:15pm
What Welcome and introduction
Who Shumon Basar with Noah Raford and Marlies Wirth

When Mar 21,2:15pm – 2:45pm
What Lecture. I Am Al
Who Media Theorist Paul Feigelfeld

When Mar 21, 2:45pm – 3:45
What Discussion. I Am Not Western Ai: Animals, Aliens, And Alternate Philosophies Of Mind
Who Assistant Professor, Academy of Media Arts Cologne Mi You, National Technology Officer Microsoft China Ltd. Qing Wei, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Autonomous University of Barcelona Jordi Vallverdú, hosted by Noah Raford

When Mar 21, 3:45pm – 4:15pm
What Lecture and conversation. Am I Still Employed: Jobs, Joys, And What Do You Do
Who Writer Mishaal Al Gergawi with Head of Research, Dubai Future Foundation Jessica Bland

When Mar 21, 4:30pm – 5pm
What Conversation. I Am Awesome, Annoying And Awful: Ai In Everyday Life, 2050
Who Product and Interaction Designer Simone Rebaudengo with Noah Raford

When Mar 21, 5pm – 5:30pm
What Lecture. I Am A Hyperstition
Who Artist, Writer and Trend Forecaster Emily Segal

When Mar 21, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
What Discussion. I Am A Human Artist: Part 1
Who Artists Rokni and Ramin Haerizadeh & Hesam Rahmanian, Yuri Pattison and Ania Soliman, hosted by Writer Melissa Gronlund

When Mar 22, 2pm – 2:15pm
What Welcome and introduction
Who Shumon Basar with Noah Raford and Marlies Wirth

When Mar 22, 2:15pm – 3:15pm
What Discussion. I Am A Human Artist: Part 2
Who Artist and ‘Private Ear’ Lawrence Abu Hamdan with Artists Katja Novitskova and Pamela Rosenkranz, hosted by CTO Serpentine Galleries London and Initiator unMonastery Ben Vickers

When Mar 22, 3:15pm – 3:45pm
What Conversation. Is It Djinn: Ghosts, Machines, Music
Who Music Producer and Artist Fatima Al Qadiri and Shumon Basar

When Mar 22, 3:45pm – 4:45pm
What Discussion. I Am Human: Can You Prove It?
Who Artist and Architect Alessandro Bava with Designer Simone Niquille and Artist and Writer Patricia Reed, hosted by Marlies Wirth

When Mar 22, 4:45pm – 5pm
What Presentation. Report From The Serpentine Marathon 2017
Who Artistic Director Serpentine Galleries London Hans Ulrich Obrist and Ben Vickers

When Mar 22, 5pm – 6pm
What Discussion. I Am Distributed: At The Fronteirs Of The Blockchain
Who Theorist Jaya Klara Brekke with Architect and Musician Martti Kalliala, hosted by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Ben Vickers

When Mar 22, 6pm – 6:30pm
What Performance. I Am/Not A Robot
Who Artist and Dancer Isabel Lewis and Artist Asad Raza

When Mar 23, 2pm – 2:15pm
What Welcome and introduction
Who Shumon Basar with Noah Raford and Marlies Wirth

When Mar 23, 2:05pm – 2:45pm
What Lecture. Am I A Sad Robot: The Clinic Of Ai
Who Philosopher and Writer Aaron Schuster

When Mar 23, 3pm – 6pm
What Screening and Q&A. Cinema Akil Presents “Consider The Robot & ‘Other’ States Of Futureness”

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Special Events

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Madinat Jumeirah
Type: Talk

Welcome and introduction by Shumon Basar with Noah Raford and Marlies Wirth

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Madinat Jumeirah
Type: Talk

Lecture. I Am Al. with Media Theorist Paul Feigelfeld

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Madinat Jumeirah
Type: Talk

I Am Not Western Ai: Animals, Aliens, And Alternate Philosophies Of Mind. With Assistant Professor, Academy of Media Arts Cologne Mi You, National Technology Officer Microsoft China Ltd. Qing Wei, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Autonomous University of Barcelona Jordi Vallverdú, hosted by Noah Raford

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Madinat Jumeirah
Type: Talk

Lecture and conversation. Am I Still Employed: Jobs, Joys, And What Do You Do. With Writer Mishaal Al Gergawi with Head of Research, Dubai Future Foundation Jessica Bland

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Madinat Jumeirah
Type: Talk

I Am Awesome, Annoying And Awful: Ai In Everyday Life, 2050. With Product and Interaction Designer Simone Rebaudengo with Noah Raford

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Madinat Jumeirah
Type: Talk

I Am A Hyperstition. With Artist, Writer and Trend Forecaster Emily Segal

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Madinat Jumeirah
Type: Talk

I Am A Human Artist: Part 1. With Artists Rokni and Ramin Haerizadeh & Hesam Rahmanian, Yuri Pattison and Ania Soliman, hosted by Writer Melissa Gronlund

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Madinat Jumeirah
Type: Talk

Welcome and introduction with Shumon Basar with Noah Raford and Marlies Wirth

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Madinat Jumeirah
Type: Talk

I Am A Human Artist: Part 2. With Artist and ‘Private Ear’ Lawrence Abu Hamdan with Artists Katja Novitskova and Pamela Rosenkranz, hosted by CTO Serpentine Galleries London and Initiator unMonastery Ben Vickers

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Madinat Jumeirah
Type: Talk

Is It Djinn: Ghosts, Machines, Music. With Music Producer and Artist Fatima Al Qadiri and Shumon Basar

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Madinat Jumeirah
Type: Talk

I Am Human: Can You Prove It?. With Artist and Architect Alessandro Bava with Designer Simone Niquille and Artist and Writer Patricia Reed, hosted by Marlies Wirth

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Madinat Jumeirah
Type: Talk

Report From The Serpentine Marathon 2017. With Artistic Director Serpentine Galleries London Hans Ulrich Obrist and Ben Vickers

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Madinat Jumeirah
Type: Talk

I Am Distributed: At The Fronteirs Of The Blockchain. With Theorist Jaya Klara Brekke with Architect and Musician Martti Kalliala, hosted by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Ben Vickers

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Madinat Jumeirah
Type: Talk

Performance. I Am/Not A Robot. With Artist and Dancer Isabel Lewis and Artist Asad Raza

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Madinat Jumeirah
Type: Talk

Welcome and introduction. With Shumon Basar with Noah Raford and Marlies Wirth

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Madinat Jumeirah
Type: Talk

Am I A Sad Robot: The Clinic Of Ai. With Philosopher and Writer Aaron Schuster

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Madinat Jumeirah
Type: Film Screening

Screening and Q&A. Cinema Akil Presents “Consider The Robot & ‘Other’ States Of Futureness”

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