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

Mikolaj Habryn dichro at rcpt.to
Fri Oct 30 18:44:06 UTC 2009

It's the only way to drink Guinness. And I found I preferred the
trippy tasty of limes to lemons, though YMWV.


On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 2:01 PM, Adam Skory <askory at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> -Skory
> 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.
>> ART
>> 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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