The International Image Festival is an event of electronic arts and digital culture organized by the Visual Design Department at the Universidad de Caldas in Colombia since 1997. This year, the Festival will host ISEA2017, one of the most important symposiums on Electronic Art in the world, and for the first time will be held in a Latin American country.

At the same time, the Festival will be part of selected cultural events in the ’Crusade Season France-Colombia’ initiative, led by the French Institute and the Ministry of Culture.

In this space, you’ll find the reunited programming for the 16th International Image Festival and ISEA 2017. This app enables you to create your own schedule for attending certain events during the Festival.

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Sunday, June 11 • 09:00 - 12:00
WORKSHOPS | HAPLAB: A Sci-Fi Workshop on Horror and Possibility

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“A good science fiction story should be able to predict not the automobile but the traffic jam.” - Frederick Pohl

For decades, science fiction authors have explored both our wildest dreams and greatest fears for where technology might lead us. This workshop ties science fiction with speculative/critical design as a means to encourage the ethical and thoughtful design of new technologies.

 Reading science fiction is like ethics class for inventors, designers, and engineers. Science fiction looks at current technological and social trends and extrapolates them into the future. It speculates on the consequences of these trends, both good and bad, if they continue unchecked. During this workshop, participants will use J. G. Ballard's "Answers to a Questionnaire", a story made up of only answers and with the questions omitted, as a jumping-off point to write one-sentence science fiction stories. Avoiding both blind optimism for technology as well as its polar opposite of overly Luddite thinking and cynicism, this constrained exercise will encourage the formulation of imaginative and whimsical ideas for new technologies with an attitude of critical optimism...hopeful yet careful.



Sunday June 11, 2017 09:00 - 12:00 GMT-05
Sala 6 Recinto del pensamiento Kilometro 11 Vía al Magdalena