GOGBOT... SOUNDS TASTY. TELL ME MORE?
From 7 - 10 September 2023 the twentieth (!) edition of art & technology festival GOGBOT will take place in the center of Enschede, the Netherlands. This year's urgent - and controversial - theme is FEED YOUR HEAD / DRUGS & AI. There is an expansive - mostly free - program with a scientific symposium ("Yeah, Mr. White, yeah science!"), exhibitions, art in the public space, performances, and a banging music program with live performances and afterparties.Grab your tickets
But what the f*ck do drugs and AI have to do with one another?
The world of drugs is chaotic, ambivalent and paradoxical. The bucks are big and the stakes are high. It can be dangerous when used wrong and it evokes strong reactions, yet its creative potential is enormous. Get the idea? At the same time the rise of tech and narco are linked. FEED YOUR HEAD is about the tension between technology and drugs, ‘hard’ tech and ‘soft’ tech.
This year, GOGBOT explores how and why we use drugs. In a society where big tech hijacked our minds and controls our time, party drugs function like an escape route, a way to gain back autonomy. On the other end of the spectrum there’s the drugs that the doctor prescribes to us. With a million people using antidepressants only this draws a pretty different picture.
Long story short: it’s a damn complicated and interesting topic that we need to talk about. GOGBOT festival dares you to have an open mind. Feed your head, and be a good chef!
Read more about this year's theme by clicking here.