Art Science and Cocktails

ART SCIENCE & COCKTAILS SENTRALEN, Oslo 7.November kl.20 – 22

As part of the “Technology & Emotions” conference in Oslo, Alex will be giving a talk:

“Alex will present a selection of his key artworks, an overview of the creative software he has made and released, and outline his proactive approach towards long-term preservation of digital art.”

The event is initiated by i/o/lab in collaboration with Polyteknisk Forening og NTNU.

Yellow Magic

For British Science Week Oxford’s Museum of the History of Science ran a special event called Yellow Magic about the story of penicillin, and featuring artists and scientists “at the cutting edge of medical research”.

Alex May and Anna Dumitriu exhibited the latest version of their virtual reality artistic exploration of bacteria and whole genome sequencing featuring bacterial smells that were blown towards the participant using fans that were digitally synchronised to the virtual experience.

The new version of the work was made in collaboration with Dr. James Price and Dr. Nicola Fawcett and funded by the Royal College of Pathologists.

EEG Improvisation (2016)

I attended a brainwave workshop with artist Luciana Haill where I created two improvisations. The first is a piece of music that I’m playing with my mind: taking the EEG readings and using them to trigger frequencies. The second is a video synthesizer that responds to EEG signals. Both were created in the workshop using my Fugio software.

London LASER 18

London LASER 18
Tuesday 15 November 2016
6.30 – 9.00pm (registration and exhibition viewing from 6pm)
Westminster School of Media, Arts & Design, University of Westminster, Watford Road, Harrow HA1 3TP.
(Northwick Park tube, Metropolitan Line direct from Baker Street or Kings Cross)

LASER: Talks on the intersection of art, science and technology

The event is free but please book to reserve a space.

London LASER 18 hosts Simeon Nelson and Simon Walker-Samuel on their collaborative project, Anarchy in the Organism; Rob la Frenais on Space Without Rockets and Exoplanet Lot; and Alex May on digital creation and preservation. The event will also take in the Signal and Noise exhibition at London Gallery West Project Space, University of Westminster.