Bio Fiction Science Art Film Festival 2019

Montag, 23. September 2019 - 12:00 Uhr

Stadtkino Wien

The BIO·FICTION Science Art Film Festival 2019 will take place on September 23 and 24, 2019 at the beautiful Stadtkino Wien for the first time! The theme of this edition is: FUTUREBODY. Neurotechnologies will be our focal points of convergences between: neural networks, the body, mind, intelligence, society, machines, brain-computer-interface, techno-evolution, mind/brain upload and much more…
We’ll be watching short films, checking out a Brain-Computer-Interface demo and having exciting discussions on both days at Stadtkino Wien!

In addition, we’re having a Leonardo LASER Talks on the evening of the 23rd at the Medizinische Universität Wien.

To make sure you have a seat either for the Festival screenings or for the LASER talk, please send us an email to and let us know when you’d like to join us!

Stadtkino Vienna

12:00 – 13:00 Arrival, registration and lunch opportunities
13:00 – 13:15 Welcome and introduction
13:15 – 14:15 “Supersapiens” by Markus Mooslechner
selected scenes and insights from the filmmaker
14:15 – 15:00 BIO·FICTION Short Films: Semi-finalists I
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee break
15:15 – 15:30 Brain-Computer Interface Demo by g.tec
15:30 – 16:30 BIO·FICTION Short Films: Semi-finalists II
16:30 – 17:00 Panel Discussion about BIO·FICTION Films I & II

Medical University Vienna
Center for Public Health

18:15 – 20:15 BIO·FICTION/LASER Talk
The Future of the Body in the Context of Neurotechnology
Emerging neurotechnologies (NT) allow for technological modifications of the body in which technology replaces or augments bodily functions by means of surgical interventions (implants, prostheses), the use of technologies which modify the body without such interventions (non-invasive neurostimulation technologies), and the coupling of humans and artefacts via brain-machinemachine interface technology. These current and future NT applications open up philosophical questions about embodiment and agency as core concepts regarding mechanised corporeality, but also about the overall social and cultural significance of NTs and of broader visions of the future of the human body. We also want to learn from actual end users of NT how they perceive their environment. Finally, we shed light on how artists and designers reflect on and speculate about the possibilities and implications of NT.

Christoph GUGER (AT),
Enno PARK (DE),
Oliver MÜLLER (DE),
Emanuel GOLLOB (AT)

Markus SCHMIDT (AT),
Christopher COENEN (DE),

Stadtkino Vienna

09:00 – 09:30 Arrival, registration and breakfast opportunities
09:30 – 10:30 BIO·FICTION Short Films: Semi-finalists III
10:30 – 11:00 Panel Discussion about BIO·FICTION Films III
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:15 BIO·FICTION Short Films: Finalists and Winners
12:15 – 12:45 Panel Discussion about the BIO·FICTION Finalists
and Winners
12:45 – 13:00 Wrap-up and outlook BIO·FICTION on tour


Flimmer Ratte
Screening, Talks, Neurotechnology
Montag, 23.09.2019 12:00
bis Dienstag, 24.09.2019
Stadtkino Wien
Akademiestraße 13
1010 Wien
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