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HeK (Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel)

Augmented Authorship – Digital Strategies for Artistic Collaboration

21 May 2021 | 1.30 PM - 5.30 PM

The Online Symposium «Augmented Authorship – Digital Strategies for Artistic Collaboration» takes place on May 20 and 21, 2021 from 1:30pm-5:30pm.
Today, digital tools have shifted the relationship between work and author in the implementation of artistic strategies. The images that surround us are no longer subject to authorial control but are autonomous by-products and evidence of our role as communicative participants in contemporary digital society. The online symposium will examine the role of current digital technologies in shaping new forms of authorship and will discuss the capabilities and limitations of this kind of Augmented Authorship. In two panels, leading artists, experts and theorists in the field will discuss methods of digital work in which the role of the author is – partly or entirely – expanded and will examine the capacity of artistic practices to investigate the mechanisms of our fragile digital society.

The online symposium is public and free and will be held in English as a Zoom webinar. The event is organized by the Master of Fine Arts, Critical Image Practices Major at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts – Lucerne School of Art and Design, together with the HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel).

Participating Speakers:
Tega Brain, Julie Carpenter, Keiken, Lachlan Kermode (Forensic Architecture), Sam Lavigne, Lauren Lee McCarthy, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Protektorama (Johannes Paul Raether), Nishant Shah

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HeK (Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel)

OpenClosed | 12.00 PM - 6.00 PM

Freilager-Platz 9,  4142  Münchenstein / Basel

Opening Hours

Mo Closed  |  Tu Closed  |  We 12.00 PM - 6.00 PM  |  Th 12.00 PM - 6.00 PM  |  Fr 12.00 PM - 6.00 PM  |  Sa 12.00 PM - 6.00 PM  |  Su 12.00 PM - 6.00 PM

Swiss National Holiday 2021

01 August 2021: 12.00 PM - 6.00 PM

Christmas/New Year 2021/2022

24 December 2021: Closed

25 December 2021: 12.00 PM - 6.00 PM

26 December 2021: 12.00 PM - 6.00 PM

31 December 2021: 12.00 PM - 6.00 PM

01 January 2022: 12.00 PM - 6.00 PM


HeK (House of electronic Arts Basel) is the national competence centre that deals with art forms that address and reflect upon new media and technologies. With its focus on interdisciplinary practices, it enables insights for a broad public into art productions of various genres between art, media, and technology. With its exciting programme that features exhibitions, small festival formats, performances and concerts, HeK engages with current social issues and technological aesthetic developments. Alongside its function as an event- and exhibition venue, HeK is involved in the methods of collecting and preserving digital arts.


CHF 9.00 / reduced 6.00
Concerts / events CHF 10.00-20.00

Free admission Wed - Fri, 12.00 PM - 1.00 PM (the first opening hour) and every first Sunday in the month

colourkey Free admission

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission

Swiss Museum Pass Free admission


Tram 11 (Direction: Aesch) from Basel Central station (Bahnhof SBB) to the stop Freilager

Freeway A2 to exit ramp St. Jakob. Follow signs for Dreispitz, enter by gate 13. Park in Parking Ruchfeld.

By car from the City head for Münchenstein/Dreispitz-Freilager, enter by gate 13. Park in Parking Ruchfeld.

HeK (Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel)

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