ImmersiveLab Workshop - Multiple Bodies, Super Egos & Virtual Selves

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Date and time 17.09.2019 20.09.2019  
Place and room
Speaker Daniel Bisig, Olaf Blanke, Bruno Herbelin, Oliver Kannape, Jan Schacher, Simon Schaerlaeken.
Category Cultural events
A swipe of the arm. A faint touch. Who was that? Is that? By enabling visitors to experience the unusual sensations provoked by bodily illusions, this artistic work explores the delicate boundary between our seemingly stable percept of an embodied self, and a self that is disrupted by technology. The installation is equally inspired by clinical observations of disembodiment, presence hallucinations, and other altered states of consciousness – and experimental neuroscientific investigations using virtual reality and robotics bringing to surface the fundamental brain mechanisms underlying bodily self-consciousness.

The ImmersiveLab is an interactive multisensory space for artistic and scientific exploration developed by Daniel Bisig and Jan Schacher, from the Institute of Computer Music and Sound Technology at the Zurich University of the Arts. The installation "Multiple Bodies, Super Egos & Virtual Selves" was made in collaboration with the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience of Prof. Olaf Blanke and with the support of the Swiss National Science Foundation. It will be presented to the public during the EPFL 50th Anniversary Open Doors on Sept 14-15, at the STCC.
Team (alphabetical order): Daniel Bisig, Olaf Blanke, Bruno Herbelin, Oliver Kannape, Jan Schacher, Simon Schaerlaeken.

WORKSHOPS
EPFL students are invited to join the workshops organized from Sept 17th to 20th at EPFL (room BC05), where they can have more time to explore the installation and discuss with the authors and, why not?, to stay for a few days of intensive programming to create their own piece!

1) Presentations and discussions - September 17th (13:00-15:00 & 16:00 - 18:00)
Taking the example of the art & science collaborative work between D.Bisig (ZHDK) and O.Blanke (EPFL), the workshop will encourage discussions and exchanges about the mutual benefits of Art and Science. Other art pieces for the ImmersiveLab will also be presented.

Speakers: Daniel Bisig, Olaf Blanke, Bruno Herbelin, Oliver Kannape, Jan Schacher, Simon Schaerlaeken.

2) Hands-on workshops - September 18th - 20th
Following a morning introduction to the technology and programming of the Immersive Lab, students can dedicate up to 3 days of programming for creating their original interactive art-work for the ImmersiveLab.

Speakers: Daniel Bisig, Jan Schacher.
 
>>   Registration is free but mandatory.

Links:
Previous event LNCO & ImmersiveLab
ImmersiveLab webpage
 

Practical information

  • General public
  • Registration required
  • This event is internal

Organizer

  • ZHDK Institute of Computer Music and Sound Technology & EPFL Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience

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Art & Science

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