42 hours of non-stop talks, performances, films, concerts, exhibitions and workshops on the subject of artificial intelligence: The META Marathon is a new technology festival taking place from 25 to 27 May 2018 at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf. The participants design the festival themselves, change roles from expert to layman and experiment with the new format – including overnight stay on site.


META aims to provide a description of the unexplored historical epoch of digital modernism. For this purpose, META uses the historical agenda of the Macy Conferences. Using seven different viewing angles, four mathematically recruited and a maximum of diverse groups work their way through the matter in a 42 hour marathon using partly radical-explorative methods such as microdosing, AI sprints or mind hacking.