International Conference // Improvisation, Ecology and Digital Technology

The conference improvisation, Ecology and Digital Technology invites renowned artists and researchers to reflect together on the topic artistically and scientifically. The conference therefore includes both artistic and scientific contributions. The artistic contributions will include music, dance, sculpture, video art and sound art. The conference will focus on the artistic practice of improvisation, which can be considered a collective, emergent organizational process. The ecological, economic and technological crisis we are currently confronted with raises the urgent question of an alternative model of action. The conference will explore the question of whether improvisation can enable a new paradigm in dealing with technology, society and nature in the age of digitalization and AI. Can improvisation offer a practical and theoretical model that meets the challenges of the digital age and reinterprets human-machine interaction through the practice of improvisation?


Can an ecological paradigm be derived from improvisation that can replace the classical concept of control and the dualism of mind and matter, technology and nature, subject and object, etc., with a new relationship? Is it possible to derive a new paradigm from improvisation that does not start from separation, exclusion and control, but from relation, inclusion and solidarity? New theoretical impulses from the fields of actor-network theory, new materialism, posthumanism, cybernetics, organization theory, human computer interaction, etc. will be used to take a new look at improvisation research. Among other things, the focus will be on these topics:

• Agency in the improvisation
• Human-computer interaction
• Embodied and expanded cognition
• Concept of time in improvisation and digital technology –
Improvisation as a social model