Program overview

11-14 June 2019

Keynote Speakers

11.06.2019 | 18.00
International University of Beirut

Self-taught in art and technology, Ms. Roh is said to have pioneered the new media art scene in Korea by founding Art Center Nabi in 2000. Her experience in the field goes back to 1991 when she served as head of Art and Technology Exhibition at Daejeon Expo.

13.06.2019 | 18.00
Orient Institute – Beirut

Hubertus von Amelunxen, Prof. Dr., is an author, curator, member of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin and from 2013 till 2018 the president of the European Graduate School in Saas Fee, Switzerland and Valletta, Malta.

Screening / Talk

14.06.2019 | 18.00
International University of Beirut

A young filmmaker investigates the legend of Manivelle, an automaton gifted to Lebanon in 1945 that still haunts an abandoned mansion in Beirut. After being coaxed back out into the limelight, the people who knew him come forward to speak their mind, and the myth that Manivelle has constructed around himself starts to unravel.

paper presentations
over 3 conference days

sessions with 11 tracks
on art/conflict


13.06.2019 | 10.00 – 14.00
International University of Beirut

This workshop introduces the basic concepts and principles for using the Arduino microcontroller platform as an instrument to learn technics in electronics, programming, and human-computer interaction.

14.06.2019 | 10.00 – 15.00
International University of Beirut

Participants of the workshop will carry out a series of low powered radio interventions in public spaces while using an artifact that collects surrounding signals to create a sonic collage that is controlled by artificial agents sensing the environment.


The International University of Beirut

Located in the heart of Beirut, the International University campus consists of seven blocks distributed around Mousaitbeh region. In addition to its numerous number of students’ facilities, the campus includes state of the art labs, fully equipped conference rooms, auditoriums, studios, and recreation center.

Orient-Institut Beirut

The Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB) is a non-profit German academic research center and part of the Max Weber Foundation – International Humanities, mainly funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. It conducts and supports research on the Near East and the larger Arab world in past and present. Facilitating links between research interests in the Arab world and academic institutions in Germany and Europe in a multi- and interdisciplinary perspective is a core aim of all OIB activities.

BCS - The Chartered Institute of IT

POM Beirut 2019 proceedings will be published at the BCS British Computer Society - The Chartered Institute of IT (eWic platform).