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TEOK BERLIN #8
Fri 28 April 2017, 19:00 – 22:00 CEST
The Edge of Knowledge (TEOK) is an informal lecture series in Berlin, where uncommon, unexpected topics are presented in someone's living room. Short presentations are interspersed with video breaks and drinks, with topics ranging from food to the cosmos, internet memes and personal obsessions.
Following the success of previous TEOK events, the seventh edition of TEOK brings a topic centered in body language and shapes. From abstract to concrete again, join us next Friday 28 Abril, and explore new edges of knowledge!
19:00 Kick-Off: Welcome to TEOK
19:30 Lecture #8.1 – Evgenia Charlafti - Body Language Awareness
Communication is based on body language much more than on words. Being aware of how physicality influences interactions is a complex task to achieve. When are we violent towards others without noticing, to which extent do we use our body or those of others to pass a message across or to get what we want and when does our own body language or that of others work against us?
Eugenia is a 31-year-old dancer and mechanical engineer. She is currently researching the separation of liquid mixtures in TU Berlin and at the same time experimenting on the role of body language in communication.
20:20 Lecture #8.2 – Francisco Regalado - Shapes Matter
Various case studies demonstrate how "almost" can mean infinite, in effect, how much shapes matter.
Francisco Regalado (b. Mexico, 1990)
Francisco's work is a perpetual research, informed by the interrelationships between natural processes and computational systems: he strives to unveil embedded forces in natural systems, through man made systems.
He received his degree in architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City where he was subsequently an assistant tutor for the studio "Emergent Material Systems". His professional experience includes studios in Stockholm, Mexico City, London and Berlin.
Francisco lives in and works in Berlin researching advanced geometries at Studio Olafur Eliasson, parallel to the development of his own research.
20:50 Drinks and questions