➤ ➤ ➤  Dictionary of the Future: algorithm
9 December, 12.15 p.m. –
2.30 p.m., Small Stage of Powszechny Theatre

➤ moderators: Mirosław Filiciak, Kuba Piwowar

Input data:

  • a screening of the film Computers (1967), dir. Krzysztof Zanussi, 12 min
  • introductory lecture: What is data? What are algorithms?

Algorithmic data processing:

  • classifiers, part 1
  • the sorting algorithm
  • discussion: towards ethics

Output data:

  • classifiers, part 2: the walk of the privileged


Computers_1967_dir_K_Zanussi_12_min as Input_data,

What_is_data? as data,

What_are_algorithms? as algorithms,


WHEN classifiers = 'p_1' THEN


WHEN algorithms = 'sorting' THEN


WHEN discussion = 'ethics' THEN


WHEN classifiers = 'p_2' THEN 'Output_data_the_walk_of_the_ privileged'

ELSE discussion

END AS structure



data in ('Cultural studies', 'Sociology', 'Social_science') AND
algorithms in ('Ethics', 'Humanities')



➤ ➤ ➤ Dictionary of the Future: caring
9 December, 12.15 p.m. – 2.30 p.m., Big Stage of Powszechny Theatre

➤ moderators: Dorota Ogrodzka, Agata Sikora

Island. We are all castaways.
What if the solid ground drifts away from under our feet, and the hope of an island looms on the horizon? Who will settle it if there is not enough room for everybody? Join the Theatrical-Social Laboratory for a performative experiment on your own empathy.



➤ ➤ ➤ Dictionary of the Future: learning
9 December, 12.15 p.m. – 2.30 p.m., foyer of the Powszechny Theatre

➤ moderators: Katarzyna Wala

Education. Alternative scenarios.
What if we were to rethink the meaning of education, starting with the most fundamental questions, and to return to the Latin roots of this word: educare, which means ‘to bring up’, and educere, meaning ‘to lead out’, ‘to bring forth’? Join Katarzyna Wala for a short expedition in search of alternative stories about contemporary education, about what it could become if we suspended the beliefs we take for granted.