The Man-Machine conference was a joint venture of the Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem and the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. The conference was held at the Science Museum and dealt with existing relationships and mutual influences between us and the machines present in our world.
The conference was held at the Bloomfield Science Museum and dealt with existing relationships and mutual influences between us and the machines present in our world and their expressions in art, science, philosophy, technology, history of science and museology and the interfaces between them. The conference brought together researchers, artists, designers and curators in order to enquire into the man-machine issue in various fields and raise hidden and visible aspects of the topic.
The topic was chosen in view of the International Turing Year to commemorate 100 years since the birth of Alan Turing, the father of computer science.
The conference took place as part of the StudioLab project, with the support of the European Union.
The opening session dealt with the history and philosophy of the relationships between humanity and machinery.
The second session presented man-machine interfaces, from contemporary art to advanced brain research.
The third session dealt with future forecasts and presented challenges in the fields of medicine, robotics and transportation.
The fourth session dealt with expressions of this topic in architecture and design.