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[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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Everything

Whoever you are, whatever you are and where ever you are, you’re in the middle. That’s the game.

At first, you’re a bear. Then a fir tree, then a succulent and then a rock. And the transformations just keep on going—from a single-celled organism to an entire solar system. The player of this interactive video game can take on any identity he or she wants. It makes no difference what you choose, because everything is part of the same energy source. David OReilly, artist and creator of Everything, has had considerable success in film with the video games he made for the Spike Jonze feature Her. But in the gaming world he is a big star because of Mountain, a work about the life of a mountain that redefined video gaming. Everything sees OReilly going a step further. More than a game, it’s philosophical contemplation, an existential meditation session bolstered by the narrative voice of British philosopher Alan Watts (1915-1973), who wrote a great deal about higher states of consciousness, and about Zen Buddhism and other Asian religions.

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Year of development :2017
Created by:David OReilly

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