Conference for the Curious

STRP Conference for the Curious is the meeting place for the most curious STRP Biënnale visitors. The Conference for the Curious will experience an upgrade from this year on, by offering two days of in-depth talks and interviews with creators and thinkers, doers and experts, that are pushing and shifting borders within their field of expertise.

Day 1. STRP Senses & Sensors
On Wednesday 29 March STRP zooms in on Senses & Sensors. High-profile speakers will highlight the theme of STRP Biënnale from different perspectives. A curator, a smell expert, a scientist, an author, and six artists and designers (who show their work in the exhibition) will share their visions and talk about their practices. Together they outline the contours of new developments in today’s and tomorrow’s sensory systems, and will share their thought ons how this could influence us, and our culture.

Keynote – Kevin Kelly
The highlight of the conference will be the keynote by Kevin Kelly, one of the founders of tech-magazine Wired and author of bestsellers such as What Technology Wants and The Inevitable, published last year. In his latest book, Kelly explores the twelve driving technological forces defining our lives for the next thirty years. With The Inevitable he offers an optimistic yet also realistic roadmap for the future, based on three decades of personal experience and involvement with digital technology and the Internet.

Day 2. VPRO Medialab Explores the Future of Media and Storytelling
The most curious STRP visitor can enjoy not one but two days of stories of the future: on Thursday 30 March VPRO Medialab will explore the future of media and storytelling. This completes the travelling dialogue visiting five festivals. The basis is the Meet the Maker format in which the visitors can exchange ideas with eighteen radical media innovators. These sessions are part of an extensive programme of three interesting keynotes, guided STRP Expo Tours, live performances, pitching for funding, Exploding Cinema and more. Among other voices cultural hacker and next-level filmmaker Lance Weiler and StoryCode founder Aina Abiodun gives the future form and voice.

Tickets
Day tickets and two-day tickets (including or excluding the keynote with Kevin Kelly), and separate tickets for the keynote with Kevin Kelly are now available online.

Let’s make sense of the future now!