International Seminar: Imagination and Technology | Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

International Seminar: Imagination and Technology


Technologies participate in the processes of human imagination and while doing so they transform the ways in which we imagine, or at least require us to rethink what is human imagination. The Master Program in Policy and Theory of the Arts invites the public to join the international seminar "Imagination and Technologies".

In the workshop we will try to understand how technologies shape imagination which in turn shapes the world. We will think how we should operate as designers and developers in order to ensure a better future.

The first speaker is Prof. Catherine Hasse from Aarhus University, Denmark, who studies the ways in which technologies shape our collective fantasies. The second speaker is Dr. Lars Botin from Aalborg University, Denmark, who will describe the theoretical framework guiding Higher Education in design and engineering in the Age of Anthropocene. The third speaker is Dr. Galit Wellner from the Master Program in Policy and Theory in Bezalel who will share her research on AI applications in art and design.

Thursday | 28 April 2022 | 14:00-16:00

Hansen House, 14 Gedalyahu Alon, Jerusalem



Prof. Catherine Hasse (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Posthuman learning: How imaginaries need Socratic Ignorance

Dr. Lars Botin (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Hybrid Imagination as Techno-Activism
Injecting imagination to design practices for better future

Dr. Galit Wellner (Bezalel, Israel)
Algorithmic Imagination: Where humans and technologies imagine together