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London LASER Labs #2 Liminal Bodies 7pm - 9pm

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London LASER returns for the second installment of London LASER Labs - a student-led take over, exploring themes at the intersection of art and science through an evening of interactivity, talks and discussion.

The second of three sessions, LL25 Lab #2 delves into ‘Liminal Bodies’ exploring the intersection of the body and technology, ideas of the cyborg and speculative future narratives.

On the programme:

BODY AS INTERFACE WITH TOBIAS REVELL

Tobias Revell, artist and designer whose recent work has looked at the idea of technology as a territory and expectations of the future. He will be discussing our assumed relationship in nature, with the advent of Synthetic Biology. He is Course Leader of MA Interaction Design Communication at the London College of Communication and Senior Lecturer in Critical and Digital Design for Information and Interface Design and Interaction Design Arts and a founding member of research consultancy Strange Telemetry.

BODY AS PLACE WITH SILVIA CASINI

Silvia Casini considers the body as a place to be explored, a geographical space and our perception of it. Casini will take us on a journey to consider how neuroscience-art projects represent our body in stereoscopic vision. She will consider the maps we use to navigate, how we visualise bio-medical data and the implications for our life and health, particularly in the case of emerging technologies.

She is Lecturer at the Faculty of Film and Visual Culture, at University of Aberdeen, a place where the first MRI scanner was manufactured. She works with medical scientists and her research is focused on the Visual Culture of Science and Medicine.

BODY AS CONCEPTUAL SPACE WITH STEPHEN ORAM

Stephen Oram is an author of near-future fiction. Over the course of the evening, Stephen will traverse worlds unknown and speculative scenarios and potentials of the Liminal Body. A body that finds itself in an immense space where old cultural norms become obsolete.

Plus collaborative story-making with Julie Light and Jill Mueller.



For some background knowledge ahead of the 27th, you maybe interested in watching these related talks from the LASER Archives:

LL16 Louise Mackenzie collaboration with the Institute of Genetic Medicine at Newcastle University, using art practice to explore techniques of synthetic biology

LL19 Interspecies Creativity, looking at creative practices with nonhuman life forms issues connected with interspecies communication, co-creation and collaboration.

LL12 Silent Signal and Paddy Hartley presented his new work, Papaver Rhoeas, lambs-heart biotissue Poppy sculptures



This is the second of three London LASER Labs sessions planned for 2018.

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