Embodied and extended sensing
Thursday 22. April 19:00 GMT+2, https://zoom.us/j/98759380742
Design Director, Principle Investigator, Serpentine Galleries R&D
Synthetic Ecologies Lab, Design of sensing and living interfaces, machine perception, art and life sciences
University of Vienna, Faculty of Psychology. Empirical visual aesthetics, perception, empathy, art.
Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Human cognition, ethical systems.
In this conversation the Co-corporeality team will discuss empathy, ethics & ways of knowing in embodied and extended sensing with Yasaman Sheri, Design Researcher & Principal Investigator at the Serpentine Galleries; Dr. Matthew Pelowski, psychologist, University of Vienna and Prof. Robert Trappl, head of the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence & Professor of Medical Cybernetics and AI, University of Vienna.
The Co-Corporeality project is attempting to establish an interaction between a human and a living material in order to develop a responsive environment that interacts, learns, grows and decays in relation to human presence and behaviour. Interaction and response occur across different time scales, translated for human understanding by impacting the senses: vision, olfactory. The asynchronous interactions between human, AI and bacteria are perceived through changes in colour, smell, in changing movement and growth. These networked actors create an experimental sensing environment stimulated by human emotion, perception and reaction. This conversation will consider the rational and non-rational interactions, simulations and environments created between the machines, microbes and humans of Co-Corporeality.