Internet as Public Space
Extended Reality and Public Theology
Churches have always emerged in public places. Now, the digital world extends and pervades our world: Pokemon Go game, augmented reality apps, 3D games and instant messaging.
What are the possibilities for the church? How can we "extend" the world to bring our message to the people?
Christian voices have to make a contribution that is relevant and consistent with the Bible message in style and in content.
How does the lack of physical presence affect our empathy and our discourse…?
How could public theology and extended reality help us to give positive nudges to the more and more polarized world?
25 - 28 April 2017
Details are subject to change.
|Tuesday, 25 April|
|15:00||Registration, coffee and networking at the venue|
|16:30||Welcome and introductions|
|17:30||Opening Keynote: Dr Jerzy Sojka, Christian Theological Academy in Warsaw|
|Wednesday, 26 April (open to local 1-day participants)|
|9:00||Morning prayer (Chapel)|
|9:30||Keynote: Piotr Baczynski, co-founder and CEO at Immersion|
|11:00||Panel discussion: "Past, present and future - the Polish churches and the internet"|
|12:00||Tell your story 1/2|
|14:00||Tell your story 3/4|
|14:30||Tell your story 5/6|
|16:00||Tell your story 7/8|
|16:30||Tell your story 9/10|
|Friday, 28 April|
|9:30||Keynote: “Preach to all everywhere and by all means”, by Dr Anna Miotk|
These sessions comprise a series of presentations from ECIC members detailing innovations, developments and web strategies. This year there will be 30 minutes for each presentation including discussion.
2017 projects exhibition
2017 is the 500th anniversary of the reformation. If you / your church has a special project in this year, please present it with a poster or exhibit in our exhibition on Thursday, 11 o'clock.
The evenings will allow opportunities to continue networking – Polish style!
Visit in Warsaw
On Thursday we leave falenty at 1.30 PM and travel on the bus to the centre of Warsaw. We visit Christian Academy of Theology in Warsaw (www.chat.edu.pl) and meet some students there. Together with them we can exercise our imagination in group workshop: "Use your imagination now" - Augmented Reality and the Churches.
After the meeting we split into two groups. First group visits the Old Town (45 minutes walk), second goes to the Masovian Voivodeship Miniature Park (http://miniaturymazowieckie.com/en/) to experience virtual reality scenes recreated of different views from around the Saski Palace in Warsaw (https://youtu.be/IhZH49avwtk). Two groups meet at the miniature park. First group continues there, second experiences Old Town.
After that part of the programme you can use your free time till 7.30 PM.
At 7:30 PM we meet at the Zapiecek Restaurant (www.zapiecek.eu) where we can try pierogies - Polish dumplings.
The bus back to Falenty is at 9:30 PM. If you stay in Warsaw you can come back with public transport or taxi. The last bus from P+R Aleja Krakowska is at 11.15 PM, the first in the morning at 4:15 AM.