Past events

[The Brain] 24 Nov 2018 at 20:00

Discover what it’s like to be part of a collective brain: a self-organizing, complex system that generates autonomous output.

Doclab Live: Jacco Gardner’s Somnium 23 Nov 2018 at 20:00, 22:00

Sensory live performance in the ARTIS planetarium of Jacco Gardner’s new album Somnium and the kinetic installation Volverium by Thijs Biersteker.

DocLab Academy: Workshop Day at Lava Lab 20 Nov 2018 at 9:30

A full day of hand’s on workshops by several professionals, taking place at design and technology innovation lab Lava Lab.

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Hive Mind Breakout

A collaborative ‘hive mind’ experiment using ping pong paddles.

Inspired by Rachel and Loren Carpenter’s 1991 experiment, the DocLab Live audience collectively control a virtual ping pong paddle in a video game. The audience use a ping pong paddle that had been left under their seats, and by flipping between a red and green side, can direct the white dot bouncing up and down on the screen. One colour only counts or one vote in the game. To succeed, the audience needs to collaboratively decide which colour to flip to and control the direction of the paddle.

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Year of development :2015

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