Kick off your day with a creative culinary exchange of ideas and initiatives on open systems and the political, technological and artistic aspects of these systems. Part hang out, part culinary experiment, the Open_Brunch intends to caress the palate, open the mind, and festively wake up the mood.
Introduced and moderated by Nat Muller (NL)
Guests: Andrea Polli (US), digital media artist and Gavin Starks (GB), astrophysicist, webcasting innovator and electronic musician.
Food design by Inge Gregoire (NL), food artist
The earth's magnetosphere is a complex and globally unifying system carrying and tracing all the electronic data released by natural environment and human made technology. It incorporates the intrinsic electronic pulse of both the earth - its atmospheric systems, communications networks and physical radiation - and the wider realm of our space within the cosmos. Sonic Pulse intends to tap into and extrude moments of these intersections and interactions.
Eco-location: Art Experiments in the Sonification of Natural Complex Forms
Human life in the 21st century is inextricably intertwined with complex technological systems. Complexity scientist Yaneer Bar-Yam applies the structure of human civilization itself to the mathematics of complexity and understanding complex systems has become a means of survival as our global society becomes more and more dependent upon the interpretation of large data sets. A language or series of languages for communicating this mass of data must evolve, it is literally a matter of life and death.
Echolocation, the way bats and other animals use sound to understand their complex environment in fine detail, inspires this presentation, titled Eco-location. The title also borrows from the term for ecological art, Eco-Art, an art form that aims to engender an appreciation of the environment, advocate political and social action, and broaden intellectual understanding. In a lecture and sound performance style, Eco-location will outline a series of sonic art projects by Andrea Polli interpreting large data sets that describe various aspects of the natural environment.