The Vienna Biennale Circle, a flexible platform of Vienna-based personalities from different fields, is working on developing
the cornerstones of a new humanism in Digital Modernity, to be presented in the form of an exhibition manifesto. The manifesto
will contain an update of humanist ideals in times of all-encompassing digitalization, especially in the area of data security,
while at the same time thematizing the boundary between human being and digital machine: How much bodily and intellectual
enhancement can a human being tolerate?
The exhibition manifesto will also speculate as to how robots outfitted with super-intelligence can be induced to behave humanistically
towards humans, since the relationship between man and digital machine is emerging as a key question of Digital Modernity:
Robots and their concomitant artificial intelligence (AI) systems will soon overtake humans in terms of their numbers and
the transition from specialized AI to a super-intelligence surpassing any kind of human intelligence is approaching. Thus,
the new digital humanism encompasses not only relationships between people, but also the constructive coexistence of people
and digital machines, inclusive of future super-intelligence. This endows the quest for a new 21st century humanism with a
whole other dimension.
VIENNA BIENNALE 2017 Guide VIENNA BIENNALE 2017: Robots. Work. Our Future, edited by the MAK, German/English, 160 pages with numerous color illustrations, MAK Vienna/Verlag für moderne Kunst, Vienna
2017. Available at the MAK Design Shop and online at MAKdesignshop.at for € 9.80.
Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine Catalog edited by Mateo Kries, Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Amelie Klein; with contributions by Rosi Braidotti, Douglas Coupland,
Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby (Dunne & Raby), Christoph Engemann, Paul Feigelfeld, Gesche Joost, Amelie Klein, Carlo Ratti, Bruce
Sterling, Marlies Wirth i.a.. Cover illustration: Christoph Niemann. Softcover, English, 328 pages, ca. 250 images, mainly
in color. Available at the MAK Design Shop and online at MAKdesignshop.at for € 49,90.
Artificial Labor – e-flux
Artificial Labor is a collaboration between e-flux Architecture and the MAK, Vienna within the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE 2017: Robots. Work. Our Future.