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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[The Brain]

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

A school of fish, a flock of birds or a colony of ants: these are all examples of decentralized, self-organizing systems that function as a distributed collective intelligence. For obvious reasons, developers in the field of artificial intelligence are now interested in abstracting these principles of swarm intelligence into human technologies.

[The Brain] is an ever-evolving laboratory for collective intelligence—but this time made with people. It reimagines performance as a space to experiment in producing collective ideas. You’re invited to join this research to find out what it’s like to be part of a collective brain: a self-organizing, complex system. Through your smartphone, you’re connected with the rest of the audience to create an Artificial Artificial Intelligence (AAI). Through real-time feedback loops between participants, this network produces questions, answer, social scenarios, and predictions. The collective brain that emerges becomes the subject, the main character, as well as the content generator of a series of performances that will be different each session. Artist Orion Maxted invites you to take part in [The Brain]’s OpenLab sessions.

Event information

  • When: 2018-11-24 at 20:00
  • Venue Name: Frascati 3
  • Venue address: Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
  • With: Frascati Producties
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