The Forum Vertigo is an annual series of international encounters among scientists, artists, engineers and intellectuals. Vertigo: a zoom in on a vertiginous present.
Today, in the digital era, artistic creation meets a rapidly-growing domain: the sciences of the living—neurosciences, synthetic biology, nanotechnologies. The notion of “living” is presented as a completely new form of artificiality, between inert and lively, organic and mechanic, material and digital. The use, programming, and exposition of the living raises new questions.
This scientific, artistic, and ethical interrogation motivates the Forum Vertigo, envisioned in connection with the exposition “Designing the Living” (La fabrique du vivant). As a part of the third edition of “Mutations-Créations”, the Forum Vertigo 2019 will also feature developments in the European program STARTS Residencies and new forms of collaboration between artists and technological research.