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The 2017 Marathon brings together artists, scientists, activists, engineers, poets, sociologists, philosophers, filmmakers, writers, anthropologists, theologians and musicians to consider the advent of ‘artificial intelligence’, consciousness, interspecies cooperation, machines, trans-humanism and non-linear time.
The Marathon will seek to illuminate the ways in which these fields of exploration leave unrecognisable traces and unknowable apparitions in the present. Taking place this year at City Hall, it will be the twelfth in the series of Marathons presented by the Serpentine Galleries.
In 2015, the Transformation Marathon launched the first-ever broadcast of Serpentine Radio, the Galleries' online radio station, with twelve hours of the event taking place on stage and a further twelve hours on air. The GUEST, GHOST, HOST: MACHINE! Marathon builds on this model and extends it, wherein the entire day of talks, readings and performances will be conceived for radio and broadcast online radio.serpentinegalleries.org
Participants include Amnesia Scanner, Ain Bailey, Black Quantum Futurism, James Bridle, Jimena Canales, Ian Cheng, Andrea Crespo, Manthia Diawara, Marcus du Sautoy, Charlie Fox, Boris Groys, Agnes Gryczkowska, Anupam Guha, Juliana Huxtable, Alexander Kluge, Paulo Lemos Horta, Louisa Martin, Chus Martinez, Kenric McDowell, Raqs Media Collective, Sarah Morris, Walter Murch, Ingo Niermann, Gala Porras-Kim, V.S. Ramachandran, Alice Rawsthorn, Richard Sennett, Hito Steyerl, Adam Thirlwell, Enrique Vila-Matas, Zadie Xa, Siegfried Zielinksi, Joanna Zylinska and more to be announced.