AHA festival

Autonomy and artificial intelligence 

 
Self-driving cars, robots, artificial intelligence and big data. The AHA festival at Chalmers gathers researchers, students and artists -  and invites the public to investigate the borders between science and art. 
 
​This year, the theme is autonomy and the festival will take place at the Student Union building at Chalmers on 20-22 November. The program will be filled with public performances, lectures, workshops, exhibitions and seminar conversations.  It will be a melting pot for inquiring debates, dance, music, art, poetry, architecture and acrobatics.
“It is essential to have different perspectives and competences when facing the challenges in our society. The AHA festival combines different disciplines within both science and art and offers new ways of exploring the world, aiming towards a sustainable society”, says, Peter Christensson, one of two project leaders of the AHA festival.
 
The idea of a border-crossing and international event emerged from a poetry evening at Chalmers, and from ongoing artistic research at the Department of Architecture. In 2014 the first AHA festival was arranged at the department and last year the Department of Physics joined the festival. This year the festival is expanding even more and presents a wide range of Chalmers research and thrilling border-crossing activities.
 
“It might not be that well known, but Chalmers rests upon both a scientific and an artistic ground. This is one way of expressing that. The driving force behind all creativity is curiosity and the most essential questions are the ones that you have in mind when you leave the festival”, says Michael Eriksson, project leader of the AHA festival.
 
The festival will be free of charge and open to the public.
 
Text: Mia Halleröd Palmgren, mia.hallerodpalmgren@chalmers.se

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Published: Wed 30 Sep 2015. Modified: Thu 14 Dec 2017