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London LASER 12
17 November, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
London LASER puts on evening talks at the intersection of art, science and technology. This November, London LASER hosts project collaborators from Silent Signal, a Wellcome trust funded project that brings together six artists and six scientists to create experimental animations that immerse the viewer in the networked worlds of organic communication.
Bentley Crudgington will provide an overview to introduce the central themes running through the project and how these manifest before looking at two works in more detail. Eric Schockmel will discuss his collaboration with immunologist Dr Megan MacLeod, Immunecraft; a fictional game which gives users agency over a real life cell culture to compete against opponent players, and explores the parallels between popular gameplay mechanics and human immunity in the age of DNA building blocks, printable organic electronics and biohacking, raising questions about bioethics.
boredomresearch (Vicky Isley & Paul Smith) in discussion with Dr Paddy Brock, mathematical modeller at the University of Glasgow, will present their research from AfterGlow. A collaborative project combining a contemporary artistic use of computer simulation with current research from ecology and epidemiology. This talk considers the importance of abstraction in both art and science and the potential for artistic expressions to extend current scientific representation.
Plus artist Paddy Hartley will present his new work Papaver rhoeas, a visceral memorial.
The event is free but booking is required.