What happens to humans if artificial intelligence (AI) gets an increasing role in our society? That is the central question behind ‘Reflections’, an interactive exhibition prepared by ten UT students and professor Mieke Boon. The exhibit will open on the 10th of September in Tetem in Enschede.
‘Why does it matter that nothing matters?’ asks UT researcher Nolen Gertz in his newest book Nihilism, which just had its official launch at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The philosopher explains why nihilism applies to much more than people think. Including Netflix. ‘Netflix and chill? More like Netflix and freeze to death.’
‘Why is it fine for us to go bungee jumping and put our bodies at risk, but not to put our minds at risks and explore our own consciousness? Why are people so afraid of psychedelic drugs?’ asks Alan Houot. The UT student is defending his Master thesis on ‘Philosophy of Psychedelic Technology’ today.
Around 300 scholars from different disciplines have gathered at the DesignLab to discuss human-technology relations. The three-day conference that started last Wednesday has been hosting people from all over the world to discuss ethical, political, and existential implications of technologies.