Lectures, talks and symposia

Stephen Oram, book cover 'Eating Robots & Other Stories'

Stephen Oram, book cover 'Eating Robots & Other Stories'

Predictions of the Future: Virtual Futures Salon

Only Human

Tuesday 20 June 2017 | Austrian Cultural Forum London

Virtual Futures, directed by Luke Robert Mason, creates immersive events in London exploring the convergence of art, science, technology, philosophy and culture. On the occassion of the ACF's Only Human exhibition Virtual Futures will host a salon at the ACF. They will invite a panel of near-future thinkers to discuss the subject of sci-fi: does it predict or prescribe the future?

Showcasing alien artefacts, Only Human provides new evidence that we're not alone! A collaboration of Austrian and British artists and researchers presents extraterrestrial sounds, images, words and objects with a programme of discursive events. In a time in which we are spoon-fed fictions, you are invited to discover the truth.

Featuring work by Joey Holder (UK), Lukas Janitsch (AT), Olesya Kleymenova (RU/AT), Elena Kristofor (AT), Paul Purgas (UK), Stephen Oram (UK) and Ernst Miesgang (AT).

The exhibition runs until Friday 28 July 2017.

Accompanying Events

Call-out Panel Discussion
Tuesday 13 June, 7pm, ACF London

A panel of artists, curators and writers to discuss the call-out culture of the ‘keyboard warrior’ who seeks to right political ‘wrongs’ online. Is it a useful practice in raising awareness of social-political issues or just more finger-pointing? The panel will be chaired by artist, curator and writer Emily Pope.

Happy Hive Gathering
Thursday 13 July, 7pm, ACF London

The ACF will host a special crossmodial gathering. This movement born from the synthesis of art, science and entrepreneurship, brings together professionals and practitioners from a wide variety of fields. The happy hive gathering encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration and a utopian vision for the future of collectiveconsciousness.

Events at the Austrian Cultural Forum are free, but seating is limited.