CRAFT & ENCODE present: Screening of Gabe Ibáñez's film Autómata (Spain/Bulgaria 2014)

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CRAFT & ENCODE present Gabe Ibáñez's film AUTÓMATA (Spain/Bulgaria 2014) at Verdensteatret Cinematek

About Autómata (Spain/Bulgaria 2014):
Directed by Gabe Ibáñez and starring Antonio Banderas, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, and Dylan McDermott, Autómata tells the story of sentient robots and a struggle for autonomy and liberation set in a post-apocalyptic near future. The movie has been commended for its stunning visuals and a timely theme posing pressing philosophical and ethical questions. At the same time, Ibáñez work has drawn some criticism for its inability to free itself from its most obvious sources of inspiration such as Ridley Scott's ground-breaking Bladerunner (1982) or Mamoru Oshii's seminal Ghost in the Shell (1995). In spite of featuring a storyline that at times seems to gap over too much and that therefore, in particular in the second half of the film, exhibits some weaknesses that quickly become apparent to experienced viewers, Autómata must still be seen as an important intervention into debates on artificial intelligence and autonomous machines that is worthwhile spending 2 hours on in a proper movie theatre.

The screening of Autómata takes place at Verdensteatret Cinematek on Wednesday Ferbruary 15 from 18:00 (English original with English subtitles). Short introduction by Holger Pötzsch (ENCODE/UIT) and opportunity for q/a after the screening.
About the film series:
CRAFT & ENCODE present is a series of film screenings at Verdensteatret Cinematek on autonomous technologies, artificial intelligence, and changing relations between humans and machines arranged by the CRAFT-research group and the ENCODE network at UiT.
In the spring term of 2023 the CRAFT-research group (BFE/UiT) and the ENCODE-network (HSL/UiT) have started a series of film screenings in cooperation with Verdensteatret Cinematek. The initiative is aimed at facilitaing the dissemination of research results from associated projects such as AGiC (NordForsk 2020-22), AFO-JIGG (RCN 2021-24) or Futures4Fish (RCN 2023-26), and at improving recruitment to relevant study programmes at BFE and HSL.
Each semester, scholars associated with CRAFT and/or ENCODE will select three movies that take up pressing issues such as automation and the development of autonomous technical systems, the implications of rapid advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning, the societal, political, cultural, and economic ramifications of digitization, and the changing relations between humans and machines. Each film will be introduced by a scholar associated with the groups. After the screenings there will be an opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues taken up in the movies.
The film series is organized by CRAFT (BFE) and ENCODE (ISK/HSL) and supported by Verdensteatret Cinematek.
When: 15.02.23 at 18.00–20.15
Where: Verdensteatret Cinematek Tromsø
Location / Campus: Tromsø
Target group: Employees, Students, Guests
Contact: Holger Pötzsch
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