Talks

Luciana has presented many creative and historical talks about the convergence of Neuroscience and Art through her indepth research into ‘The Dreamachine’ of the 1960s and the adopted technique “Flicker”. She welcomes new invitations to present her very visual research on early Cyberneticians, Theologists and pioneers with the language of  brainwaves, and how they are informing contemporary artists via synchronous research, albeit in different methodologies and outcomes.


2017

30.06.17 Breaking Convention, 9.30am, Sabina Rooms
NON DRUG STATES: MIND & MACHINE : Luciana Haill ‘, & ’  30th June, Revelations by Flicker, Dreamachines and Electroencephalographic signals in art
How did ordinary tools in the Neurophysiology department become means for spiritual enlightenment ?

www.breakingconvention.co.uk/programme/

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05.05.17 – 06.05.17 Hackstock2017, Times – 10.30am-18.30pm
Control your synths / visual software with your own brainwaves with our VIP ticket option

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I will take part in a discussion about Hypnagogia ( Reverie and hippy yi yay ! ) through flickering lights and lucid dreams at around 11.30am on friday 5th May. During the two day event come and find us in the East room where we are setup:

Have your EEG recorded with Brain Machine (IBVA) the best bit is we will provide you with the actual raw data file as well as a video of your brainwaves. Some of the possibilities from the raw data of your brainwaves include: using each separate brainwave frequency ( Alpha, theta, delta, Beta, Gamma ) from the front of your brain (2 channels) as interactive controls to manipulate any MIDI parameter you like ! 

This is great for use in your projects like generative audio/visual compositions e.g. use a specific EEG frequency such as Theta to open and modulate filters, triggers, effect samples, shift pitch etc. The data is easily imported for you to explore in applications such as AbletonMax/MSP, and visually with OSC, VDMX, Quartz composer and Fugio. Demonstrations of how to apply this will be available in the East room in The Trampery, Friday May 5th – May 6th, between 11am and 18.30pm.

We have two ticket types : for £10 you will have a 20 minute individual session with the Lucid Wellness Lamp ‘PandoraStar’ supervised by us (with unique accompanying music).
We also have a limited quantity of VIP tickets for just £25 where we record your brainwaves during your PandoraStar experience, save and export the data of your experience for you to take home and apply.

I will take part in Talkaoke at this free event and have the East Room setup as an Art of Neuroscience laboratory with Brainmachine (IBVA) and ongoing Pandorastar sessions

www.billetto.co.uk/events/lucid-strobe-light-tickets-187844/tickets

The Trampery, Old Street, London, EC1V 9EY, United Kingdom

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2016

18.10.16 – Ace Hotel, Shoreditch – AV collaboration with Adoxo
“Ample Frequencies” A one night only installation in our dreamy basement bar Miranda, the pair’s project will monitor an audience member’s brainwaves during guided meditation, reimagining the results as an oscilloscopic audiovisual performance. A panel discussion hosted by Tabitha Thorlu-Bangura of NTS Radio follows.

https://www.acehotel.com/calendar/london/ample-frequencies-london


03.09.16 – Phoenix, Brighton – workshop

Times: 11:30am -5:30pm

Creating Music and Art with Brainwaves with Luciana Haill
This is a workshop for anyone interested in the brain and how different states of consciousness can be measured to make music and interactive art. Specialist software allows conversion of brainwaves (EEG) into interactive switches within Logic, Garageband, Max MSP and any Midi compatible Mac software. Artists have worked with cutting edge brainwave monitoring technologies since 1960’s and significantly Brion Gysin interpreted the neuroscience phenomena of ‘flicker’ recreating it in his hypnotic light sculpture the Dreamachine. Learn how these convergences define future music and interactive art and collaboratively explore a real Dreamachine to make art. 3 EEG systems will be available, Mac software supplied if you bring your own compatible laptop. Suitable for all levels.

Part of “Technology is Not Neutral” season at Phoenix Brighton for Brighton Digital Festival.

For more information about Phoenix Brighton see http://www.phoenixbrighton.org/

Costs: £35
Maximum: 8


09.06.16: PechaKucha,

In The De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill, My talk will focus on Art and Neuroscience in Lucid Dreaming for personal experience and as an academic researcher. Where my artistic practice focuses on the investigation of sleep, specifically the phenomenon of Lucid Dreaming, where the dreamer experiences consciousness-like awareness during the dream.
Tickets in advance here :


16.02.16 : Laser London, ‘Astronauts of Inner Space’ a panel talk about the intersections between the psychic and the scientific – Dr David Luke, Luciana Haill, Wai H. Tsang and chaired by Bronac Ferran. 6pm -9pm, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

Book free tickets here


25.02.16 : Oxford Art and Science festival – an extended location for the Laser talk
Flora Anderson Hall, Somerville College, Oxford, book here


previous :

02.02.16 : Virtual Futures, London ‘Neurostimulation’  Virtual Futures Salon
Tues 18:30 · Lights of Soho · London
Panel discussion with Dr Nick Davis and Luke Robert Mason about EEG and a new type of device available, electronic stimulation, that not only reads brain activity but also attempts to influence it.
More information here and ticket booking

2015

12.07.15 : ‘Breaking Convention’ symposium in University of Greenwich – Participatory presentation on ‘Flicker : Convergence of EEG and The Beats in Art ( Dreamachine )

19.09.15 : The October Gallery Theatre, Holborn, London
Click here to view photos and description from the event

07.12.15 : The Wellcome Institute, Consciousness and the Arts Symposium, London
Artist and workshop co-facilitator with Dr. Srivas Chennu, Senior Research Associate, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Cambridge


Papers :

Luci_DreamM_ParasolICT & Art Connect: Revelations by Flicker, Dreamachines and Electroencephalographic signals in art’ published in The AISB-50 Symposium on “The Future of Art and Computing: A Post-Turing Centennial Perspective” –  read a history of how the EEG became a signal implemented for Artworks. http://doc.gold.ac.uk/aisb50/AISB50-S12/AISB50-S12-Haill-paper.pdf


Creative Uses of Virtual Sticky Notes in Art – A Critical Interrogation of The “Bio-tracking” Smart Phone Based Exhibition. Anna Dumitriu and Luciana Haill in The Mobile Music Workshop, STEIM, Amsterdam, 2007. www.mobilemusicworkshop.org/docs/Dimitriu_mmw07.pdf


Presentations ( Keynotes + EEG workshops ) :

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Revelations by Flicker, Dreamachines and Electroencephalographic signals in art’ explored via Dr William Grey Walter, Brion Gysin and William Burroughs – presented in Zu Studios Lewes, The October Gallery, University of Greenwich for ‘Breaking Convention’, Transmission Symposium, Goldsmiths AISB50, FACT, Kinetica Art Fair, COGS talks University of Sussex.

Make your own Dreamachine, FACT, Liverpool, 2014 – keynote and workshop

El movimiento en la mente : Mexico City, 2012 – keynote and workshop (see videos here)


Participatory workshops ( Lucid Dreaming ) :
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Morphology, Durbar Hall, Hastings museum & Art gallery, 2014

Sex, Snowboarding and Lucid Dreams, Brighton Festival, 2014

Morphology 1,2,3, The Beacon, 2013

Lucid Dreaming with Dr Stephen LaBerge, Hilo, Hawaii, 2007 – 2009,


other mentions – to be edited correctly :

17.06,15 : Nesta, Village Underground, London – Ready Player 2 ?

2012 : Newcastle University, Lunch Bites, creative uses of Neurofeedback and EEG sonification

2012, Parsonage Side Retreat, creative uses of Neurofeedback and EEG sonification

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