With its Timeline project, premiered in Berlin as part of transmediale festival, the Vienna based Technopolitics Working Group set forth the task of analyzing and visualizing the current paradigm and emergence of Information Society. The panel New Paradigms discusses the changing role and place of humanity in a world shaped by rapid progress in areas such as AI, machine learning, robotics, algorithmic trading, and Biocomputing. By examining the past, the group looks for ways to overcome the structural crisis of Information Society today, questioning: Which historical tendencies might gain added significance in the immediate future? How can we avoid conceiving of paradigm change as just another economic expansion? In which ways can artistic practice meaningfully intervene and point towards a new political ecology?

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Speakers: Gabriele Gramelsberger, Gerald Nestler, Felix Stalder, Jutta Weber