it’s our pleasure to announce the following speakers to our subnetTALK program 2024! As every year, a mixture of local and international speakers and topics has been sought out.

LYNDSEY WALSH | March 20th | 6 PM (open doors 5 PM)
@ HCI Salzburg | Jakob-Haringer-Straße 8 / Techno 5, 5020 Salzburg

Lyndsey Walsh is an American artist, writer, and researcher based in Berlin, DE. Lyndsey is enthralled by the ruptures in the corporeality of culture caused by technology. They are also fixated on the creatures that are born from these ruptures, as they embody both collective cultural fears and technologically mediated desires.
Lyndsey’s practice employs queer and intersectional feminist frameworks to question the tensions that can exist surrounding these creatures whose very existence resists cultural and anthropocentric binaries of human-non-human, diseased-healthy, and life-machine.

CHRISTOPHER LINDINGER | April 24th | 6 PM (open doors 5 PM)
@ HCI Salzburg | Jakob-Haringer-Straße 8 / Techno 5, 5020 Salzburg

Christopher Lindinger ist Innovationsforscher, Informatiker und Kulturmanager. Er war Mitbegründer des Futurelabs der Ars Electronica in Linz und Co-Direktor des Medienlabors der Ars Electronica, bis er 2019 zum Vizerektor an der JKU Linz bestellt wurde. Am 1. Oktober 2023 trat er eine Professur für Kunst & Digitalität an der Universität Mozarteum an.

BERNHARD STEIRER | May 15th | 6 PM (open doors 5 PM)
@ HCI Salzburg | Jakob-Haringer-Straße 8 / Techno 5, 5020 Salzburg

Bernhard Steirer has been a co-founder and organizer of the Elevate Festival since 2005. Prior to that, he worked in cultural management from 2002 on, responsible for the conception and realization of various series of events including Brighton Calling, an intercultural exchange project with British artists and organizers (2003-05). He is a music lover, DJ, co-curator of the music program and not only the CEO of the Elevate Festival, but also the driving force of the festival for participation in EU cooperation projects such as We Are Europe and Re-Imagine Europe.

KRISTINA MAURER | June 12th | 6 PM (open doors 5 PM)
@ HCI Salzburg | Jakob-Haringer-Straße 8 / Techno 5, 5020 Salzburg

Kristina Maurer is a cultural producer, curator and researcher with a background in CulturalStudies, Media and Art Theory. Based at Ars Electronica in Linz, AT, she develops exhibitions at the nexus of art, society and technology and works together with artists, universities and scientific partners such as the MIT Media Lab and the European Space Agency. Most recently she served as executive producer for „Compass – Navigating the Future“, Ars Electronica’s large scale redesign of the Ars Electronica Center in 2018 and 2019.
Her research interests focus on the social, political and societal implications of new technologies, the evolution of digital cultures as well as current developments in the fields of artificial intelligence, material studies and biotechnology.

pic: SELF-CARE by Lyndsey Walsh, PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Pavlina Belokrenitskaya

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