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The 11th Beyond Humanism Conference

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Catholic University of Lille

Faculty of Arts and Humanities ETHICS EA-7446

56 rue du port

Lille

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This 11th Beyond Humanism Conference aims to intensify the debates between transhumanists and posthumanists on the impact of emerging technologies on our lifeworld. Transhumanism and posthumanism have many different meanings in the literature depending on the context, and the cultural and disciplinary background of the researchers who uses them. This diversity is both a richness and a source of misunderstanding.

Even though there are a great variety of different conceptions of transhumanism and posthumanism, what all of them have in common is an active engagement with the impact of emerging technologies on our lifeworld, and a move away from a traditional humanist understandings of human beings. This is what the posthuman paradigm shift stands for. The 11th Beyond Humanism Conference aims to map the differences between transhumanism(s) and posthumanism(s), as well as their alternatives, but it also tries to investigate possibilities of convergent approaches. These endeavours might lead to the emergence of a new way of thinking. What would a critical transhumanism or a critical posthumanism look like? By being confronted with our current existential risks and our awareness of living in the anthropocene, we need to be open for new ways of thinking in order to prepare ourselves for successfully dealing with the challenges humanity is facing today. Is a non-anthropocentric and post-humanist transhumanism conceivable? What would be the proposal and concrete content of such a synthesis? Are transhumanism and posthumanism compatible with one another? These questions also call for the investigation of alternative ways of thinking which go beyond the limits of transhumanism and posthumanism, such as metahumanism, hyperhumanism, off-centred humanism… The proliferation of such alternatives to transhumanism and posthumanism must also be questioned here. Are radically different options possible, which would not focus on convergences between transhumanism and critical posthumanism but which could provide us with a different horizon within which we could consider our current condition?

Maybe, the realm of art is needed for providing us with an initial stimulus for breaking out of the framework within which we are thinking. Consequently, artists of all kinds and on all media are strongly encouraged to get in contact with us, so that their works can also be considered for inclusion in this event.

In addition to the need to clarify ongoing debates and the evolution of contemporary trends in our reflections on the future of humanity and our place in nature, the 11th BHC will also investigate how contemporary concerns are problematized within transhumanism, posthumanism, and their alternatives. These topics of interest give rise to a great plurality of possible proposals. The 11th BHC will provide a unique opportunity for debates, aesthetic experiences, playful interventions and more. We are open to receiving your suggestions which will provide all of us with alternative ways for thinking about and experiencing the world we live in. We are very much looking forward to getting together with you in the beautiful city of Lille.

Keynote Speakers

– Katherine Hayles
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N._Katherine_Hayles
https://scholars.duke.edu/person/katherine.hayles

– Dale Herigstad
http://ideasondesign.net/speakers/speakers/dale-herigstad/
https://www.typotalks.com/speakers/dale-herigstad/

– Leo Igwe
https://ieet.org/index.php/IEET2/bio/igwe/
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Igwe

More info

http://beyondhumanism.org/

Private Party during the conference / Live music by :
Local guest composer, sound designer and video programmer
Local guest composer, sound designer and video programmer will be Antoine Boucherikha and Vincent Crauet (from Arkam https://m.mixcloud.com/ARK_A_M/). They will propose a free musical and visual creation based on algorithmic improvisations and inspired by the theme of the conference.

To know the artists
Arkham & Vincent Crauet : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1snKhQ_A55bmJuMNAEF92iXrFtSY1x7mb?usp=sharing
Antoine & Life Pass Filter : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1t4jwVO0HBHzBgRdLpT_JGLy2m42nLrT5?usp=sharing
Biography : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wti2kYtg7Uiky512fGrFNhFQps-kH3z4?usp=sharing

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The city of Lille

Recently ranked as the second most beautiful University in France, Lille Catholic University is also ideally located in one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods of the capital of French Flanders. Due to its regional, national, and European location, the city of Lille benefits as well for ease of access by direct road, air, and high-speed train connections to London, Paris, Brussels, and further afield. The city of Lille displays remarkable architectural, artistic, and cultural appeal.

How to come to Beyond Humanism Conference?

By plane ?
The airport of Lille is located 10 km away from the city center. A shuttle service is available from the airport to downtown Lille. For more information : http://www.lille.aeroport.fr/
The airport of Paris Charles de Gaulle is 52 min far from Lille by train The airport of Brussels is 35 min far from Lille by train

By car ?
From Paris (Motorway A1) Follow the direction of “Lille Centre” (green road sign). You will arrive on the Lille ring road. Follow the sign « Université Catholique de Lille ».

By train ?
You can get to Lille by train (2 train stations downtown, Lille Flandres and Lille Europe). It is just : - 1h away from Paris - 35 minutes away from Bruxelles - 1h20 away from London on the Eurostar. For more information : http://www.eurostar.com/
http://www.voyages-sncf.com/

Where to park ?
Parking Liberté : allée des maronniers, 59000 Lille

Where to stay ?

Accomodations with small prices : Hall of residence (Catholic University of Lille)

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Faculty of Arts and Humanities ETHICS EA-7446

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Lille

France

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