LASER TALK – Immersive listening with Roel Heremans and Esther Venrooij

An evening around attentive listening through the work of two artist-researchers that create immersive sound installations, sound landscapes, or films in which listening triggers the imagination and creates a special relationship with the audience. “AS HUMANS WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR MEANING IN WHAT WE EXPERIENCE AND WE ARE ALWAYS PROJECTING OURSELVES ONTO OUR SURROUNDINGS, EVEN WHEN WE SEE, HEAR OR EXPERIENCE NOTHING.” On the Process of Becoming Silent and Listening Esther Venrooij Roel Heremans is a transdisciplinary artist working with sound, composed introspection and neurofeedback. In most of his works he… Read More

LASER Talks Brussels: The olfactory experience as a new language with Peter de Cupere and Piet Devos

The 7th edition of LASER talks Brussels will take place on Sunday 12 June at 5pm as part of the Festival of the New European Bauhaus. We will be talking about the importance of the olfactory experience with Peter de Cupere and Piet Devos. The olfactory experience is accessible to people of different cultures and with different abilities. It might actually become a new language for dialogue about common human values and needs. In the animal world the olfactory system plays one of the most important roles to help animals to survive…. Read More

LASER Talks Brussels: Tangible sound, postdigital instruments, audio spatialization technologies and extended reality

The sixth LASER Talks Brussels takes place next Saturday 23 April at 7pm at dinA (the contemporary art laboratory/center). The discussion will be focussing on materializing digital matter into sound objects, embodied music interaction, spatialization technologies to enable and investigate synchronization between musical players using movement and sound, the physical aspects of musical human machine interaction, reinterpretation of the physical value of well established cultural techniques creating tangible user interface. With Claire Williams, Enrique Tomás and Bavo Van Kerrebroeck. Claire Williams is working at the borders of science, technology, arts and textiles. She… Read More

LASER Talks Brussels – Notions of Transhumanism

The third edition of LASER Talks Brussels has taken place on Tuesday 7 September at 7pm CET at IMAL – Center for Digital Cultures in Brussels with as panelists Mark Coeckelbergh, PETERMFRIESS and Angelo Vermeulen. LASER Talks Brussels are organised by Alexandra Dementieva and moderated by Edith Doove. You can find a partial recording here. According to a recently updated manifesto from Humanity+, Transhumanism can be interpreted as an approach to extend human lifespan and to expand human capabilities and states. The Manifesto continues stating that Transhumanism is the world’s strongest advocacy… Read More

LASER Talks Brussels – Light, time and the collaboration between art and science

The second edition of LASER Talks Brussels will take place on Tuesday 15 June with as guests Ulrike Kuchner, Paul Malone and Els Van Riel. We will be talking about light, time and the collaboration between art and science. Find more information and the link to register here. Date: 15/06/2021 Time: 7pm CEST/UTC+2, Find your timezone here. The ZOOM link will be provided upon registration. The Leonardo/ISAST LASERs are a program of international gatherings that bring artists, scientists, humanists and technologists together for informal presentations, performances and conversations with the wider public. The mission of the LASERs is to… Read More

Alexandra Dementieva in LASER Talks CYLAND Saint-Petersburg

Join Alexandra Dementieva Saturday 10 April for the LASER Talks CYLAND Saint-Petersburg on the theme of Space Exploration. The motto for this talk is Konstantin Tsiolkovky‘s remark “All the universe is full of the lives of perfect creatures.” Apart from Dementieva the other panelists are Oleysya Turkina, Andrey Bartenev and Matthew Lee. The moderator is Natalia Kolodzei. Saturday 10 April Register here to attend the talk. Olesya Turkina is a senior researcher at the Russian Museum and an associate professor at St. Petersburg State University. She has been a full member of… Read More

Alexandra Dementieva in LASER Talk on Cosmos and Chaos

Join an online conversation of the contributors of February’s upcoming special English-Russian special issue of Leonardo journal, “COSMOS and CHAOS,” created in collaboration with CYFEST international media art festival. Alexandra Dementieva will be one of the participants. This conversation will bring together artists, scientists, researchers and art historians from art institutions, associations, museums and universities across the world: IAA SETI Permanent Committee, Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels, Arizona State University School of Earth and Space, Concordia University, CYLAND MediaArtLab, Kolodzei Art Foundation, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg State University,… Read More