On June 28 and 29, the city of Brussels will host NetFutures 2017, the biggest conference co-organized by the European Commission to explore the future of Internet, economy and society.
Art is Open Source and HER will be part of the STARTS – Science Technologies and the Arts pavilion.
STARTS is a program supported by the European Commission which was launched in 2014 to encourage synergies between Arts, innovation, technology and society, inside Horizon 2020 programmes and projects.
“In BodyQuake, data from epileptic seizures is visualized for scientific research and for artistic performance, and becomes a shared immersive experience”
The pavilion, curated by Martine-Nicole Rojina (Mpathy), will feature performances, artworks and exhibits united in the exploration of new possible scenarios in which art, design and research come together in unprecedented ways, mixing pioneers, performers and students.
The exhibit is the result of the Transmedia Design course held by Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico – taking part to the pavilion both as professors and artists – in which students learn and apply a complex Near Future Design Methodology to detect weak signals and interpret them as possible evolutive tensions in our societies to design “new normals“, the new normalities of the near future, using Design Fictions and Transmedia Narratives.
Also in the exhibit is the collection “Fashion On Brainwaves“, by Jasna Rok, which uses brainwaves to animate futuristic clothes: from IoT to fashion design to artistic expression, new opportunities form products and whole industries.
Then All_Che_Me (by PERMEABLE), which is an immersive performance in which brainwaves create a dialogue between light, music and dance. Musicians and performers are connected to each other, generating light sculptures.