1968 @ Bio Rex: Hunger for the Future

The year 1968 was not only the beginning of the Helsinki Festival, it was also a year of rebellion.How do the counter-movements and yearning for freedom of that memorable year show in the present day?That is the question for the evening sessions organised at the Bio Rex cinema and hosted by the Amox Rex museum, where you return to the past through the means of film while also envisioning the future.

The event is organised by the Helsinki Festival in co-operation with Amos Rex, Globe Art Point, the National Audiovisual Institute KAVI, Korjaamo and Poetry Moon.

2001: A Space Odyssey is a film which depicts technology as more of a problem than a solution. During the Hunger for the Future evening, Kubrick’s dark visions of the past and the future are accompanied by some more optimistic views: before the screening, experts discuss artificial intelligence and technology as an element to bridge the gaps between people.

6:30 p.m.
Technology as a facilitator for good
What if technology were not a factor that separated us? Technology would not be a sign of what some can do and afford, but rather a unifying force, regardless of people’s backgrounds, origins and abilities. Three experts approach the topic from different angles.
Eija Kärnä, Professor of Special Education, talks about young people with special needs and artificial intelligence. Technology enables young people with special needs to become full members of society, i.e. it increases inclusion and participant diversity.
Dr Kauna Mufeti, Associate Dean of the School of Computing at the University of Namibia, talks about the global North and South, and how the technology of the future can help them to learn from one another.
The discussion is ended by Erkki Sutinen, Professor of Computer Science, who talks about technology as a form of collaboration. Instead of brand-based product development, technology could be planned, invented and coded together.
In English.

8:30 p.m.
2001: A Space Odyssey
A science fiction classic spanning the entire history of evolution, Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece speaks about the nature of both technology and humankind. The film, based on the novel by Arthur C. Clarke, was finished during the revolutionary year of 1968.

Tickets to the screening incl. handling fees €11 / €17.50

Rated 8 and over

The evening’s programme is realised in co-operation with the National Audiovisual Institute KAVI.

Amos Rex & Bio Rex

Mannerheimintie 22-24


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