Panel: Gathering of Other Intelligences
10.20.23 — 3:30 PM (3: 00 PM Doors open)
PHI Centre Espace 4
In this panel, our speakers discuss how technology interacts with different types of intelligences - artificial, relational, embodied, community based and creative - and how this can help us imagine a sustainable future for the planet.
Premee Mohamed is a Nebula, World Fantasy, and Aurora award-winning Indo-Caribbean scientist and speculative fiction author based in Edmonton, Alberta. She has also been a finalist for the Hugo, Ignyte, British Fantasy, and Crawford awards. She is an Assistant Editor at the short fiction audio venue Escape Pod and the author of the ‘Beneath the Rising’ series of novels as well as several novellas. Her short fiction has appeared in many venues and she can be found on her website at:
Cheryl Hsu is a speculative researcher and artist, braiding the living root bridges that reconnect people, planet and cosmos.
Cheryl is also a transition designer and host of Imaginal Transitions, a sanctuary for sourcing the patterns and morphologies of new life-worlds through the paths of deep desire. She is experimenting with post-dual research methods and sensing technologies for attunement with transpersonal and more-than-human sources of wisdom and intelligence.
Erin Gee (TIO’TIA:KE – MONTREAL) is an artist and composer who explores emotional labor, emotional measurement, emotional performance, and emotional reproduction through music, new media, and performance. She often enacts this work through her own DIY biofeedback technologies, considering emotion and music as forms of unconscious sensory programming akin to algorithms. Her music is characterized by enigmatic whispered vocals and lushly textured electroacoustic music, whereas her performances adapt the gestures and triggers from Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response to experimental sound.
Ida Toft works at ELEKTRA as part of the production team where they are responsible for production of exhibitions, conference activities and the developments of ELEKTRA’s Virtual Museum (EVM). Working from an experience of neurodiversity, Ida has been involved with experimental game creation since 2007 and has shown their work across Europe, North America and South-Asia. They hold a doctorate in research-creation and interdisciplinary art practice from Concordia University (QC), and has a Master of Science in IT, design, and communication from the IT University in Copenhagen (DK).