Festival for Open Science, Art and Society
Berlin’s STATE Festival for Open Science, Art and Society returns after its successful launch in 2014 with a 2016 second edition, continuing the interdisciplinary platform of investigation between scientists, artists and the curious public. Under the theme of ‘STATE OF EMOTION – The Sentimental Machine’, the festival will offer a view into the current state of emotions research and resulting technologies, tapping into the essence of what it means to be human. Topics range from historical aspects of the science of emotions, to the philosophical and socio-political questions arising from current developments in affective computing and surveillance as well as recent discoveries in the field of neuroscience, experimental psychology and AI. The program presents scientific talks, panel discussions, thematic films, artworks and performances. Workshops and interactive experiences offer opportunities for engagement and exploration and help fuel the investigational environment between researchers, creatives and the interested public alike.
Festival pass required and for purchase