Brave New World (conference)
Brave New World is an annual conference launched in 2016. in Leiden, The Netherlands. The conference facilitates dialogue, discussion, exchange and new forms of global networking and collaboration between artists and representatives of scientific and technological sectors working at the intersection of the arts, innovation, and future thinking.
Brave New World is meant for professionals coming from (applied) science, industry, (semi) government and the creative industry.
The second edition of the conference took place on 2 & 3 November in Leiden. The conference featured the following four themes: human enhancement, nature & tech, Res Publica Ex Machina (politics from the machine) and artificial intelligence. These were the speakers of 2017:
|Neil Harbisson||Cyborg, artist||United Kingdom|
|Malka Older||Author||United States|
|Luciano Floridi||Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information||Italy, United Kingdom|
|Daisy Ginsberg||Designer, author||United Kingdom|
|Nell Watson||Engineer, entrepreneur||United Kingdom|
|Jeroen van Loon||Artist||Netherlands|
|Jay Tuck||Journalist||United States|
|Torill Kornfeldt||Science journalist||Sweden|
|Rens Vliegenthart||Professor Media and Politics||Netherlands|
|Jim Stolze||Founder TEDX Amsterdam, tv-host RTL Z||Netherlands|
|Amos Kater||Director Advisory & Education Services||Netherlands|
|Caspar Verwer||Expert Nature Conservation IUCN||Netherlands|
|Marietje Schaake||Member of European Parliament||Netherlands|
|Carl Miller||Research-director CASM, author||United Kingdom|
|Nicky Hekster||Technical leader healthcare & life sciences,
|Micha Bruinvels||World Press Photo||Netherlands|
|Frederik de Wilde||Artist||Belgium|
|Josje Spierings||Head of the Secretariat of the
International Data Responsibility Group
|Moon Ribas||Cyborg, artist||Spain|
|Philip Brey||Professor of Ethics of Technology||United States|
|Angelo Vermeulen||Space systems researcher, biologist||Belgium|
|Jerry Spanakis||Assistant Professor Data Science & Knowledge Engineering||Greece|
|Femke Nijboer||Assistant Professor Neuropsychology||Netherlands|
In 2016, Brave New World launched its first edition with a range of international speakers. In addition, the conference featured the 48 Hour Film Project. During this project, two teams of filmmakers created a short virtual reality film within 48 hours, based on the conference themes. The film was then screened at the Leiden International Film Festival
|Ben Hammersley||Applied futurist, broadcaster, author||United Kingdom|
|Rachel Armstrong||Sustainability innovator||United Kingdom|
|Rob Zwijnenberg||Professor of Art and Science Interactions||Netherlands|
|David Levy||Retro-Computers Ltd||United Kingdom|
|Annelien Bredenoord||Assistant Professor at the Department of Medical Ethics||Netherlands|
|Bernard Hommel||Professor of General Psychology||Netherlands|
|Christine Mummery||Professor of Developmental Biology||United Kingdom|
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- "Brave New World blijft in Leiden - Sleutelstad.nl" (in nl-NL). Sleutelstad.nl. 2016-11-03. https://sleutelstad.nl/2016/11/03/brave-new-world-blijft-in-leiden/.
- "Brave New Techniek in Leiden | Het Financieele Dagblad". https://fd.nl/morgen/1224173/brave-new-techniek-in-leiden.
- "48 Hour Film Project | Leiden International Film Festival" (in nl). https://www.liff.nl/Programma/Movie/-hour-film-project/3495.