Hyperthinkers is an open platform for critical reflection, dialogue and exchange that seeks to explore the ways in which the digital and physical worlds have merged to create an entangled hybrid and complex reality that encompasses us globally.
Hyperthinkers critically examines the impact of technology and the role of philosophy and ethics in our increasingly hyper-connected, hyper-automated, hyper-polarised world but which potentially offers a new model, new aesthetic with new consequences and new organisation.
Hyperthinkers is a research project initiated by artist Frederik De Wilde and philosopher Nicole Dewandre critically questioning the radical shifts brought about by the deployment of digital technologies and hyperconnectivity. These shifts require a
symbolic rewiring of our representations of humanness, centred on relationality in all its forms, much beyond control and conflictuality, as is currently the case. Frederik De Wilde works at the interstice of art, science and technology.
The conceptual crux of his artistic praxis are the notions of the inaudible, intangible and invisible.An excellent example is the conceptualisation and creation of the Blackest-Black art made in collaboration with American universities and NASA. Nicole Dewandre works at the interstice of philosophy, policies and language at the European Commission. She is engineer and philosopher. She has coordinated the Onlife Manifesto, collective thought exercise to restore a grip on thinking and acting in these challenging times. In her view, Hannah Arendt is the thinker of the day.
Our main objective is to provide support for innovative artistic projects and/or ambitious and inspiring concepts related to science, technology or ecology.
To achieve cross-sectoral synergies and projects that question and shape the prevailing concepts of what art is and how it can be experienced.