Monday, 14 April 2014

London laser talks

LASER is a series of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience. 
Each evening event presents guest speakers from a range of disciplines (artists, scientists, philosophers, historians, inventors, etc) and an opportunity for discussion and socialising. Free of charge and open to the public, London LASER offers stimulating talks and encourages lively discussion in an informal academic setting, where people can share their experiences and participate in lively discussions on a range of subjects at the intersection of art and science.  
I will be talking on 20th May about my synaesthesia work. I'll be screening An Eyeful of Sound and talking about the process of collaborating of the project. I don't yet know who else will be talking but looking at LASER's previous line ups I'm sure it will be an interesting mix. You can book places here:

Monday, 7 April 2014

Pitt Rivers curiosity

Recently I visited the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford with a friend from NZ. It was just as odd as I remembered from years ago but, partly I suppose because I was seeing it through the eyes of someone from abroad, extra weird. In some ways a wonderfully idiosyncratic Victorian relic, in others a reminder of casual cultural insensitivity. Either way, a fascinating visit.
Hand beaded 'Nike' moccasins

Tiny body part votives, and the moulds to make them (I like the intestines).

The museum from an upper balcony. The low lighting adds to the sense of creepiness.