Pillars and Umbrellas

Pillars endure. Until the next paradigm comes up. Umbrellas give protection. But the storm bends them and they are easily forgotten. Both symbolize democracy as a condition of success for gender equality and appreciation of different realities of life.

The Pillars & Umbrellas event series reflects on the core themes of gender equality, participatory justice, sustainability, and cultural diversity in a variety of formats. The documentary and film series Visual Takes – Cyborgs in the Colors of the Spectrum addresses the field of tension between artificial intelligence and society on three evenings in winter 2022.

Pillars & Umbrellas is a project of ScaDS.AI Dresden/Leipzig in cooperation with the Gender Equality Commissioner and Women’s Representative at TU Dresden.

Key Visual of the Pillars and Umbrellas event series

Visual Takes – Cyborgs in the Colors of the Spectrum

Does intelligence require consciousness? The metaphor of the cyborg as a hybrid of machine and organism symbolizes the fusion of nature, technology and culture. This raises questions about identity and the dissolution of boundaries. 

The first three events will take place at the Kino im Kasten, August-Bebel-Straße 20, 01219 Dresden.

All interested parties are cordially invited, admission is free.

Dates

Contact

Portrait of Dr. Jutta Luise Eckhardt

Dr. Jutta Luise Eckhardt

Lead of the project Pillars and Umbrellas

TU Dresden

gleichstellung@tu-dresden.de

Check out our event calendar for more information about our upcoming events!

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