Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are short presentations by AMRO20 participants

Close to the water, Rob la Frenais

Close To The Water was intended to be a collaborative performance for ‘Of Whirlpools and Tornados' by me, as an active rower as well as curator and artist, with the Linz Rowing Club on the River Danube. It seemed interesting to place a very physical connection with the water into the context of art meeting radical openness which is questioning how much more digital we need to be.

99 smartphone, Simon Weckert

" 99 second hand smartphones are transported in a handcart to generate virtual traffic jam in Google Maps.Through this activity, it is possible to turn a green street red which has an impact in the physical world by navigating cars on another route to avoid being stuck in traffic. " #googlemapshacks

I Never Promised You a Green Garden, Eva Maria Lopez

Plants are all around us. In fields, urban areas or in living rooms they tell us about changes induced by climate change and modern agriculture. They testify the frightening loss of biodiversity going hand in hand with the agrochemical industry’s promises of a ‘better world’.

SOS as Self Organising System, An XR Austria participant

A participant in the Austrian Extinction Rebellion movement will describe the decentralized organizational model of XR called SOS (Self Organising System). This system enables us to harness group wisdom while remaining agile and being able to respond quickly to emerging situations. Locally and globally.

Demand 100% open research now! #ock, Simon Worthington

Simon Worthington is a researcher in future publishing, including — free and open source software, economic models, and the politics of Open Science, In this lightning talk, Simon will present his research in Computational Cultural Publishing. He will also introduce the structure of the Climate Emergency Sprint he organizes for AMRO.


Lightning Talks