Meta Marathon 2019.
15 – 17 March 2019
For 42 hours, the technology festival Meta Marathon will turn the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf into a kind of research institute, taking a close look at the development, interaction with and future of robotics – overnight accommodation is on site so that participants can engage with the topic around the clock.
Automated processes in everyday life are already prevalent and will probably play an even more important role in the future. Accordingly, it is important to consider the possible effects and consequences of their increasing use. How do you manage robots with which you might interact in a way similar to humans? It is said that the more similar robots become to humans, the uncannier they appear to us. And yet companies are making money from robots to love, cuddle or act as replacement partners. The demand for such robots, raises questions about developments in robotics. In the 42 hours of the event human-machine interaction will be imagined as well as experienced. How might our understanding of what it is to be human change through this? How might we behave in an environment with such smart and self-sufficient elements? How can technical achievements physically enrich human beings? These are just some of the questions that will be addressed at the Meta Marathon 2019.
Tickets including food, drinks, and sleeping facilities cost 42 euros.