[Cyborg] Equilibrium: Five Senses, a party of Science, Art, and Music

Adam Skory askory at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 14:01:57 UTC 2009

Awesome. I hope the talk goes well!

I actually went to a flavor tripping party two weeks ago. Go for the
lemons, particularly try chewing lemon peels. Pineapple and kiwi also
recommended. Also, definitely try sipping some vinegar. :) Guiness is
like milk shakes, other kinds of beer are just ruined.


On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 11:26 PM, Eric Boyd <mrericboyd at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I'm helping Matt Bell to give a talk on sensory augmentation at this event.  Please come join us!
> What: Equilibrium: Five Senses, a party of Science, Art, and Music
> When: Friday, November 6th, 2009 7pm
> Where: Langton Labs  9 Langton St., San Francisco, Ca 94103
> RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=191782826188&ref=ts
> Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/88026
> Friends of Noisebridge! On Friday, November 6 2009, Langton Labs hosts the
> installment of Equilibrium, a monthly themed party of Science, Art,
> and Music with a most stimulating environment to think, drink, play,
> and dance! Last month we explored the depths of LOVE. This month's
> tasty theme is... FIVE SENSES.
> You'll learn about technologically augmented senses of the future, the
> science of crafting chocolate flavors, and the neuroscience of vision.
> Experience 8 type of Synesthesia in 8 minutes, eat the red pill and
> brave the face warping wonders of "Flavor Tripping", and become a
> canvas for the masterful light painting of Ed Hsu.
> DJ Jessica Stanell will be laying down some jazzy-funky-house beats
> from 7 to 8.
> LUX aka Rodman will be serving up a serious dose of bass and beats to
> keep you dancing into the night.
> There will be a licensed cash bar provided by Missing Piece Mobile.
> Our suggested donation is $8 online (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/
> event/88026) or $10 at the door.
> Add us on Facebook and SHARE the even with your friends:
> http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=191782826188&ref=ts
> Become our Fan: http://www.facebook.com/EquilibriumSF
> 7-8 Interactive Art, Music, Merrymaking & Mingling
> 8-10:00 Presentations with Audience Q&A
> 10-12 Music
> Chocolate and Technology with Timothy Childs [http://www.tcho.com]
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> What happens when high-tech chocolate factory meets high-tech research
> lab? Timothy Childs leverages his experience as a serial entrepreneur,
> super taster and inventor to engage a multidisciplinary community
> around the art and science of making the world's best chocolate.
> Timothy will also be packing samples of his various chocolates; see if
> you taste buds can match his!
> Timothy is Co-Founder and Chief Chocolate Officer of TCHO chocolate
> located at Pier 17 in San Francisco.
> 8 Types of Synesthesia in 8 Minutes with Bryan Alvarez
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> Doctoral candidate, Bryan Alvarez is a grapheme-color synesthete,
> researching synesthesia at UC Berkeley. His talk will be an open
> discussion interactively showcasing several different forms of
> synesthesia. Don't leave your senses at home. You will want all of
> them, least you find out your mind is blended in more ways than you
> thought.
> FutureSense: Technologically Augmented Senses with Matt Bell & Eric
> Boyd
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> Although we were born with a limited number of senses, we can use
> technological means to greatly enhance our sensory capabilities. As
> interface technologies improve, these new senses will be able to be so
> closely tied to our brains that they may begin to feel like natural
> extensions of our own sensory abilities. We will discuss a wide
> variety of potential new senses and demonstrate a prototype.
> Matt Bell is an inventor, artist, and entrepreneur who has done a wide
> variety of projects including gesture-based interactive displays,
> intricate laser-cut sculpture, and, most recently, floating art for
> the Ephemerisle festival. Eric Boyd is an engineer and hacker, transhumanist and environmentalist. Lately he's been building wearable
> electronic devices which augument his senses.
> The Neuroscience of Vision by Jascha Sohl-Dickstein
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> Are we hallucinating *all the time*? Jascha will discuss how photons
> hitting your retina become perceptions in your brain, with as many
> awesome tangents as can fit in 10 minutes.
> Jascha is a graduate student with the Redwood Center for Theoretical
> Neuroscience at UC Berkeley. He designs learning algorithms and neural
> networks.
> Flavor Tripping
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> Miracle fruit is a berry containing a special chemical "miraculin",
> which when eaten changes your taste buds to temporarily make many
> things taste sweet that ordinarily wouldn't. Join us, take some
> miracle fruit tablets, and experience food in a strange new way. Limes
> will taste like the sweetest, most perfect limeade ever. Oranges
> (already quite sweet) taste like they were imported from an Alien
> world or plucked straight from the Garden of Eden.
> Painted Original Scores by Amanda Schoofs [http://www.myspace.com/
> amandaschoofs]
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> Amanda is fascinated with the nuances and transformations of the color
> of substance and sound. This fascination has led her to study the
> intimate correlation between visual and sound art. Her work as a
> composer, vocal improviser, and visual artist has timbral and textural
> exploration in common. Recently, she has been exploring artistic
> representations of sound by experimenting with different forms of
> notation: using variations of color and intensity to represent musical
> parameters, exploring the use of fragmented text, and combining
> Western musical aesthetics with popular/mainstream musical ideas.
> Amanda will explain her process and then debut a live painting set to
> music.
> Light Painting by Ed Hsu [http://www.edihsu.com]
> -------------------------------------------------------
> Artist Ed Hsu has been utilizing the medium of light, derived from his experiments into digital painting, to portray the spiritual light in
> ourselves, surrounding living beings, and our environments.
> Based out of San Francisco, he has been peforming this year in BRC,
> Los Angeles, Portland, Pittsburgh, and New York City.
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> LUX (aka Rodman) has been ripping up dancefloors, terrorizing
> subwoofers, and messing up heads up and down the California coastline
> for many years.
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