Events

A week of events exploring our theme

Inter/sections discusses this year's theme, Politics and Ethics in Media and Arts Technology, through a week-long series of events.

Find out what's going on each day on this page, or click the button below to download a daily schedule as a PDF.

Download a schedule (PDF).

Family CryptoParty

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security

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workshop

Sunday September 3
2-5pm

Inter/sections hosts a Family Cryptoparty to highlight issues of privacy and security that affect all of us in our connected society. It aims to empower people from all ages and walks of life with the knowledge of how to manage their personal privacy and use encryption in a way that is relevant and useful to them. Featuring a make-your-own-cipher Spy Corner!

Inter/sections Art Exhibition

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family

Sunday September 3 - Friday September 8
10am - 6pm (later for special events)

All week long there is a curated exhibition featuring work by MAT students and invited artists, as well as a special commission of new work by computer artist Will Hurt.

Artists' Workshop and Talks: Will Hurt, Yosuke Ushigome and Anna Ridler

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discussion

workshop

Monday September 4
2-5pm

A hands-on workshop for artists interested in working with technology, led by commissioned artist Will Hurt. Yosuke Ushigome and Anna Ridler will both give artist talks on their respective pieces Professional Sharing and Wikileaks: A Love Story.

Inter/sections Symposium

art

ethics

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Friday September 8
All day

Inter/sections culminates in a Symposium on Friday. It is a day-long event of talks, conversation, and thought provoking discussion. It features prominent speakers and thinkers from art and technology, academia and industry.

Technology, Ethics and the Arts Now

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ethics

discussion

workshop

Friday September 8
3-4.30pm

As part of this year’s Inter/sections Symposium, The Culture Capital Exchange is hosting a free workshop that sets out to unpick some timely and also challenging and complex questions around how the arts are using digital technologies now and the wider political, social, ethical and indeed economic contexts.

Work Ethics in the Age of Automation (Panel discussion)

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discussion

Friday September 8
5.30-6.30pm

Automation is seen as the most important development in labour since the Industrial Revolution with futurologists predicting seismic shifts in the jobs market, but where does this leave the technology sector? This panel discussion, chaired by Jacqueline de Rojas (president of techUK) and including Dr Ildar Farkhatdinov (human-robot/computer interaction) and Luke Dormehl (technology journalist), will look at the changing nature of the sector, different models of working, and how this impacts on the individual. (This panel is included with your Symposium ticket, or may be booked separately using the link below.)

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