Multimedia Performance | Yen Tzu Chang  /  June 05, 2018, 6 p.m.


The future of the human-machine relationship in surgery

In the series "Art meets Science" we cordially invite you to a discussion evening about the complexity of art and medicine and the possible consequences for our society. Do new developments such as artificial intelligence offer opportunities and drive motivation, or do human beings progressively lose out as a result? Art and science, separated worlds at first glance, complement each other and can thus unleash innovation potential.

The performance WHOSE SCALPEL by the artist Yen Tzu Chang focuses on the future of the relationship between humans and machines in surgery. The installation is based on a 3D-printed replication of the artist's heart, equipped with light sources and electronic sound generators. Her work was created as part of the artists' residence "STEAM Imaging" at the Fraunhofer Institute for Image-Assisted Medicine MEVIS, developed by the scientists Sabrina Haase and Bianka Hofmann. Chang is the winner of the artists' residence, which was jointly hosted by Fraunhofer MEVIS and Ars Electronica as part of the European Digital Art and Science Network. This international initiative launched by Ars Electronica enables artists to spend time at renowned research institutions to link science with the approaches of digital art.

The event in the "Art meets Science" series is a contribution to the Science Year 2018 – Working Life of the Future.