IAM Weekend is the meeting for creative thinkers and leading organisations who care about the futures of the internet(s).

🔳 About
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🔲 Program
🔲 Who Attends?
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March 21-23, 2019
Barcelona

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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”


Line-up
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?

 

Dr. Francesca Ferrando, Ph.D.

Philosopher / co-founder of the NY Posthuman Research Group

🌎 New York

 

Key topics: Philosophy / Post-anthropocentrism / Critical, Long-Term, Planetary Thinking

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Session II: Decolonising and Depatriarchalizing Learning
How can we embrace critical, conscious and post-binary attitudes in knowledge-sharing and consumption experiences?

Troy Conrad Therrien

Curator of Architecture and Digital Initiatives, Guggenheim Museum

🌎 New York

Madeleine Morley

Associate editor, AIGA’s Eye on Design

🌍 Berlin

Alejandro Mayoral Baños

Executive Director, Indigenous Friends Association

🌎 Toronto

Key topics: Cultural innovation / Arts & Design education / Digital, tech, media literacy

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Session III: Decelerating Ecosystems
How can we use the internet to rethink our relationship with the planet and everything else inside and around it?

Tomás Diez

Urbanist / Leader of the FAB City Global Initiative

🌍 Barcelona

Michaela Büsse

Artistic researcher / Editor at Migrant Journal

🌍 Basel

Kris De Decker

Writer / Creator and author of Low-Tech Magazine

🌍 Barcelona

Key topics: Migration / Climate & Environmental justice / Cities & citizenships

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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?

 

Ingrid Burrington

Artist & Writer

🌎 New York

Isabel Martínez

Independent creative director / @Isabelitavirtual

🌍 Barcelona

 

Key topics: Alternative business models / Platforms & communities / Policy, Privacy & Internet Cultures

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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?

Miguel Jiménez

Founder and Strategic Futures Lead, FFWD

🌍 Madrid

Raina Kumra

Director of Tech & Society portfolio at Omidyar Network

🌎 Los Angeles

Ted Hunt

Independent speculative / discursive / critical designer

🌍 London

Key topics: Digital & Social Innovation / Strategic Design & Foresight / Ethics of Automation

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Session VI: Debriefing Imaginations
How can we empower ourselves and others to redistribute power using inclusive, decolosined and plural narratives about what happens next?

Simone Rebaudengo

Product & interaction designer / Founding member of automato.farm

🌏 Shanghai

Mohsen Hazrati

Media artist & curator / co-founder of Daar-al-Hokoomeh Project

🌏 Shiraz

Xiaowei Wang

Engineer & designer / Creative Director at Logic Magazine

🌏 Beijing / San Francisco

Key topics: Creative Economies / The Futures of Futures / Media, perceptions & realities

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Closing act

 

Rasheedah Phillips

Co-founder of Black Quantum Futurism

🌎 Philadelphia

 

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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

 

Willa Köerner

Creative Content Director at The Creative Independent

🌎 New York

Leo Shaw

Communications & Special Projects at Are.na

🌎 New York

 

Interpolate 2: Inferential Network
hosted by Interpolate research collective / Camberwell College of Arts, UAL

 
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Interpolate

Research collective

🌍 London

 

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Selected presentations, workshops and special projects from the call for proposals

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‘Black Islands’ by Taller de Casquería

Art & Architecture Collective

🌍 Madrid

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‘Grow Your Own Cloud’ by Cyrus Clarke

Designer, explorer, artist and researcher

🌍 Copenhagen

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‘Grow Your Own Cloud’ by Monika Seyfried

Interaction Designer

🌍 Copenhagen

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'Digital Self' Workshop by Joana Mateus / Cached Collective

Designer

🌍 Lisbon

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'Digital Self' Workshop by Vytas Jankauskas / Cached Collective

Designer & Researcher

🌍 Berlin

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Radicalzz.studio

🌍 Warsaw

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Art Director/VR Musician

🌍 Berlin

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‘Phi: the World Game’ by Aliaksandra Smirnova / Phi Collective

Urbanist and Visual Artist

🌍 Barcelona

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‘The Doing Nothing workshop’ by Rui Quinta

Founder, With Company

🌍 Lisbon

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‘The Doing Nothing workshop’ by Gabriel Jiménez Andreu

Service Designer, Flat 101

🌍 Zaragoza

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‘Integration and Digital Practices: An Ethnographic Study of Young Refugees in Berlin’ by Jessica Bishopp

Filmmaker and Design Researcher

🌍 Berlin

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‘Artificial Neurodivergence’ by Gabriel Bianconi

Founder of Scalar Research

🌎 New York

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‘Internet activism: more than a # campaign’ by Fiona O’Grady

Head of digital relations/Communications consultant

🌍 Berlin

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‘Citizen/Player’ by Claudia Garza / TEC

Academic Program Director - Animation & Digital Art - Tecnológico de Monterrey

🌎 Monterrey


More speakers and workshop hosts TBA soon!


 

What to expect?

IAM Weekend 19 is a 2,5 days & nights experience in Barcelona, for less than 400 participants including:

  • Perspectives
    5 main stage sessions featuring 25+ talks, panels, live interviews & screenings

  • Collaboration
    10+ Workshops, masterclasses and unconference session for smaller group interaction

  • Serendipity
    Creative experiments, not-working nights and the usual useful randomness of Barcelona

 

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Who attends?

Companies & institutions participating in IAM Weekend since 2015

 
 
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Partnership opportunities now available

We are looking for organisations interested in supporting the event by contributing to the Diversity & Inclusion Fund or developing a creative partnership with IAM


Special thanks to

Event Partners

 
 

Learning Partners

Media Partners


Questions?
Send us an email anytime to:
info (at) IAM-internet (dot) com

⛄️ Limited batch of Winter price tickets for individuals and organisations available  until March 5th, 2019 or when sold out.



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