Friedrich Kirschner

Opening Keynote

Friedrich Kirschner is a theatre director and software developer. He uses game structures and technology for participatory performances and interactive installations. His work was shown at the Laboral Gameworld exhibition in Gijon, at the American Museum of the Moving Image in New York, the Seoul Media Art Biennale, HAU and Deutsches Theater in Berlin, amongst others. He is currently Professor for digital media at the University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch in Berlin, where he is heading the Masters Program “Spiel && Objekt”.

Hanne De Jaegher

Closing Keynote

Hanne De Jaegher, philosopher of mind and cognitive science, is fascinated by how we think, work, and play (basically live and love) together. For studying our rich social lives, she put forward the enactive theory of intersubjectivity called participatory sense-making. Its ongoingly developing concepts and empirical methods find application in fields like autism research, therapeutic practices, education research, design, ethics, psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience. With Ezequiel Di Paolo and Elena Cuffari, she wrote Linguistic Bodies: The Continuity Between Life and Language (MIT Press, 2018). Her doctorate is from the University of Sussex (2007), she has held various Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships, and is currently Ramón y Cajal Research Fellow at the IAS-Research Centre for Life, Mind and Society, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastián.