Von: Manuela Benetton
Datum: 27. November 2011 12:12:32 MEZ
Betreff: N.K. Berlin: GenComp Collective & Booklaunch “Critical
Neuroscience: A Handbook of the Social and Cultural Contexts of
Friday Dec 2nd 2011 doors 21:00 concert 22:00 GenComp Collective &
Booklaunch “Critical Neuroscience: A Handbook of the Social and
Cultural Contexts of Neuroscience”
A concert night to accompany the workshop “Neuro Reality Check” at the
Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science, Berlin featuring
music performances by GenComp Collective.
GenComp Collective Berlin: Chaotic, cybernetic, and hybrid systems.
Neurological and cybernetic research techniques have been adopted by
many experimental music protagonists, such as Louis and Bebe Barron,
Alvin Lucier, David Tudor and others. The GenComp Collective Berlin
(Alberto de Campo, Hannes Hoelzl, and students, alumni and associates
of the class Generative Art / Computational Art at UdK Berlin)
explores the use of such systems for experimental performance. They
use current developments like Rob Hordijk’s chaotic synthesizers(the
Benjolin and the Blippoo box), Peter Blasser’s hybrid designs Fourses
and the Rollz family of modules; they design, build and program their
own performance systems based on a variety of sensors, analog
electronics, and software synthesis.
The book to-be-launched: Choudhury, Suparna / Slaby, Jan (eds.):
“Critical Neuroscience. A Handbook of the Social and Cultural Contexts
Critical Neuroscience: A Handbook of the Social and Cultural Contexts
of Neuroscience brings together leading scholars in a collective
effort to understand the impact of the intellectual, economic and
political conditions on current views of the brain and how these
models may in turn impact society. With illuminating insights and deep
scholarly rigour, Critical Neuroscience offers a comprehensive
interdisciplinary perspective that aims to enrich our understanding of
the brain as situated in the body and world, and neuroscience as
embedded in a complex cultural context.
Both workshop and evening event are open to the public; if you’d like
to attend the workshop though, please do register [link to mpiwg
website above] in advance.
2.Hinterhaus Etage 2
12059 Berlin Neukölln