Smart Culture Conference x Beyond Human Festival

The Smart Culture Conference aims to inspire and connect researchers and professionals who work on the crossroads of arts, culture and science.

This year’s NWO SMART CULTURE conference will take place on 6 November 2019 and is organised in close cooperation with the Brave New World Conference – Beyond Human Festival.
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Focus of the Beyond Human Festival is how future technology will impact human life. During our events the worlds of arts and culture, philosophy, science, technology and storytelling will collide.

The Smart Culture conference will have an interactive programme with two main tracks, a variety of debates, a hackathon and lots of opportunities to connect.


Our keynote speaker is James Bridle, the British journalist and artist who focuses on the role of technology in society. His art is exhibited throughout the world and his journalistic pieces have been published in Wired, The Atlantic and The Guardian, for example.

Track I:

  • Insights in NWO SMART CULTURE research projects

Track II:

  • Thematic interactive sessions on
    Bio Art & Design
    Artificial Intelligence
    Sustainable Development Goals
    Art & Technology
    Reflections on Art & Science

We hope to create an inspirational setting for future research collaborations. You are cordially invited to participate. You can stay informed by sending an email to
The invitations will be sent at the end of September.

More information about funding instrument Smart Culture