What happens when you put artists and scientists together? Experience two fascinating collaborations by artists and scientists examining current phenomena such as robotics and climate change and get a peek into the creation process. Hear a stimulating keynote from an artist who has science implanted in her body so she can sense earthquakes as vibrations. You also get the chance to contribute to a new art and science project and team up with other creators in the audience – prepare to get creative!
Your host and speakers:
Elizabeth Jochum is an associate professor at Aalborg University, the Department of Communication and Psychology, and currently working in The Robot Project, an improvisational performance investigating creative performance potentials between a human being and intelligent mobile robot. Her other latest works have focused on exploring the aesthetics of humans interacting with robots and using dance choreography to develop and test exoskeletons.
Flying Pigs is an ensemble of seven Danish artists who dream, think and create the impossible. Stages of Science is an organization with the mission of creating artistic experiences that can inform and help solve relevant social issues through scientific and artistic cultural products.
Josefina Nelimarkka, currently in residence at SPACE Art + Technology in London, works across painting, writing and spatial positioning while applying science and technology in her artworks. Having exhibited at Tate Modern and Varbergs Konsthall her latest exhibition Kairos at Helsinki Art Museum (HAM) examines climate change through exploration of the behavior of air particles.
Stephany N. Buenrostro Mazon, a researcher at Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR) in Helsinki, focuses her work on climate science while having a background in cinematography and working in art projects such as IHME Contemporary Art Festival.
Speaker Moon Ribas – The Seismic Sense – is a Catalan avant-garde artist and cyborg activist best known for developing the Seismic Sense, an online seismic sensor implanted in her feet that allows her to perceive earthquakes taking place anywhere in the planet through vibrations in real time.
Hosts and Moderators Aurora Airaskorpi and Reetta Rönkä are both from science communications agency Kaskas Media with backgrounds in journalism. They also host the Research Pitching Competition Skolar Award at international tech conference Slush in Helsinki.