Free Yourself from Tech
Are we closer to our smartphones than to the people we share our lives with? How can we break our tech addiction without giving up the aspects of digital change that truly empower us? In this DLD All Stars session, Oxford neuroscientist and poet Pireeni Sundaralingam and star designer Olafur Eliasson explore many possibilities to make technology more humane. The conversation was moderated by Serpentine Galleries Artistic Director Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Center for Humane Technology
Studio Olafur Eliasson
Visual artist Olafur Eliasson grew up in Iceland and Denmark. In 1995, he founded Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin, which today comprises a team of craftsmen, architects, archivists, researchers, administrators, cooks, art historians, and specialised technicians. Natural phenomena – such as water, light, ice, fog, and reflections – feature prominently in Eliasson’s often-large-scale artworks.
Hans Ulrich Obrist is Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries, London. Prior to this, he was the Curator of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Since 1991 he has curated more than 250 shows. Obrist’s publications include A Brief History of Curating, Project Japan: Metabolism Talks with Rem Koolhaas, Do It: The Compendium, Think Like Clouds and Ai Weiwei Speaks.