March 21-23, 2019
IAM Weekend is the annual event where you can discover, be inspired and interconnect with diverse perspectives on the post-technological futures of the internet(s) and everything else.
Key topics: migration, climate justice, cities, cultural innovation, arts & design education, digital/tech literacy, creative economies, strategic foresight, media & reality.
IAM Weekend in the media
“a thought-provoking, challenging and inspiring weekend that will challenge what the near future might look like if we act as individuals and collectively”
“For observers like myself, IAM Weekend served as an introduction to new ideas and previously-unquestioned questions”
“At IAM Weekend, speakers brought a critical eye to our relationship with the internet, technology and digital mediums”
Sessions & first confirmed guests!
More speakers, workshops and special projects still to coming
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Session I : The Quantumness of Archipelagos
How can we decelerate, decolonise, debrief the coevolution of the internet(s), digital technologies and societies?
‘Black Islands’ by Taller de Casquería
Art & Architecture Collective
Key topics: Philosophy / Post-anthropocentrism / Critical, Long-Term, Planetary Thinking
Session II: Decolonising and Depatriarchalizing Learning
How can we embrace critical, conscious and post-binary attitudes in knowledge-sharing and consumption experiences?
‘Citizen/Player’ by Claudia Garza / TEC
Academic Program Director - Animation & Digital Art - Tecnológico de Monterrey
Key topics: Cultural innovation / Arts & Design education / Digital, tech, media literacy
Session III: Decelerating Ecosystems
How can we use the internet to rethink our relationship with the planet and everything else inside and around it?
Key topics: Migration / Climate & Environmental justice / Cities & citizenships
Session IV: Reloading The Futures of the Internet(s)
How can we reimagine better internet(s) moving forward and what can we learn from the last 10 years of the evolution of the internet as cultures?
‘Grow Your Own Cloud’ by Monika Seyfried
‘Grow Your Own Cloud’ by Cyrus Clarke
Designer, explorer, artist and researcher
Key topics: Alternative business models / Platforms & communities / Policy, Privacy & Internet Cultures
Session V: Browsing The Ethics of Design, Foresight & AI
How can we anticipate the long-term social impact, unexpected uses and ethical challenges of the tech we design today?
‘Artificial Neurodivergence’ by Gabriel Bianconi
Founder of Scalar Research
🌎 New York
Key topics: Digital & Social Innovation / Strategic Design & Foresight / Ethics of Automation
Session VI: Debriefing Imaginations
How can we empower ourselves and others to redistribute power using inclusive, decolosined and plural narratives about what happens next?
Key topics: Creative Economies / The Futures of Futures / Media, perceptions & realities
Workshops, masterclasses and special projects
Collaborative group activities between sessions to transform insights into collective action and learning
How To Use The Internet Mindfully
hosted by The Creative Independent + Are.na
'Digital Self' Workshop by Joana Mateus / Cached Collective
'Digital Self' Workshop by Vytas Jankauskas / Cached Collective
Designer & Researcher
‘Internet activism: more than a # campaign’ by Fiona O’Grady
Head of digital relations/Communications consultant
‘The Doing Nothing workshop’ by Rui Quinta
Founder, With Company
‘The Doing Nothing workshop’ by Gabriel Jiménez Andreu
Service Designer, Flat 101
Intern x IAM present The Futures of Internships
🌍 Manchester / Barcelona / Internet
Hacking Europe: Speculating new futures for our times of crisis by FFWD
Strategic foresight and futures anticipation consultancy
Internet Picks by Jeff Hamada
‘Most Dismal Swamp: A Field Guide to the Dank Enlightenment’
by Most Dismal Swamp
Experimental art platform and record label
Creative collaboration by IAM x Pitch Studios
Last round of confirmed speakers, workshops and special projects TBA soon!
What to expect?
IAM Weekend 19 is a 2,5 days & nights experience in Barcelona, for less than 400 participants including:
5 main stage sessions featuring 25+ talks, panels, live interviews & screenings
10+ Workshops, masterclasses and unconference session for smaller group interaction
Creative experiments, not-working nights and the usual useful randomness of Barcelona