Luciana Haill

Brainwaves Augmenting Consciousness

Talks

Luciana has presented many creative & historical talks, and she welcomes new invitations to present her very visual research. This covers Augmented Reality in Art and false memories,  early Cyberneticians, Theologists & pioneers in Lucid Dreaming . She has extensive material documented in journals, drawings & can add live demonstrations incorporating the language of  brainwaves. These tools and these people are importantly informing contemporary artists via synchronous research, albeit in different methodologies and outcomes.
1. The Art and Neuroscience in Lucid Dreaming (exemplified with brainwaves)
2. “Flicker” – The convergence of Neuroscience with Art through indepth research into  ‘The Dreamachine’ of the 1960s
3. What happens when augmented reality (AR) becomes more surreal?  Exploring local bygone Victorian heritage in St Leonards & Hastings.



2018

03.11.18 – 04.11.18 Beyond the Brain
CentrEd at ExCel, London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London, E16 1XL

I will be offering phenomenal experiences through art and lights

Beyond the Brain is the world’s premier conference series exploring new research on whether and how consciousness and mind extend beyond the physical brain and body. This year’s event covers the power of intention, transpersonal psychology, consciousness in relation to the brain and the universe, lucid dreaming and out-of-body experiences.

https://www.beyondthebrain.org


22.09.18 Durbar Hall, Hastings museum & Art Gallery, Bohemia Road   
Hastings, TN34 1ET , drop in event, 11-16.45pm (free)

What happens when augmented reality (AR) becomes more surreal?  Exploring local bygone Victorian heritage
Artist Luciana haill invites you to explore what happens when augmented reality (AR) on smart phones becomes more surreal by re-imagining bygone Victorian architecture : St Leonards Pier & The Memorial, triggered by vintage postcards.
demonstration & artist talk, smart phones not required

 

09.07.18 Cyberdelics Incubator, 6pm – 21m
QRU, Cruquiusweg 140, 1019 AK Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tickets :
Facebook page for  more info : 

I am on of the invited speakers and will be bringing a light installation with brainwave recordings in the moment – like this one :
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We invite you to contribute to the collective building of new insight into the cyberdelics movement. This cyberdelics incubator will showcase, review and discuss perceptual technologies that have the potential to expand our experience of ourselves and the reality we live in. We will explore a range of cyberdelic concepts and open a panel of discussion onto the various aspects of how we can create transformative experiences within these immersive technologies. How can we create a new dimension where your mind/body/consciousness itself becomes the medium? How can we enable new forms of experience that lead to cognitive and creative insights about the nature of reality?

https://www.cyberdelicsociety.com/cyberdelics-incubator


 

16.05.18 Azur, Marina Pavilion, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex TN38 0BU 
12pm- 2pm

I will be guest speaker demonstrating new work ‘Apparitions’ involving resurrecting local bygone heritage with augmented reality in St Leonards at this monthly series of fantastic lunch talks held in . Great event if you are interested in .
For info contact

latest updates : https://twitter.com/St_Victoriana

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2017

29.11.17 Grand Central Brighton  7.30pm- faking it !

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/faking-it-artificial-lives-manufactured-bodies-tickets-39404580160/amp

17.10.17 Psychedelics Society University of Kent, Canterbury
7.30pm (with one to one Light experiences after talk)

“Phosphenes and Flicker : accessing a Hypnagogic ASC in a drugless high”
I’m giving a whirling talk with tailored ‘lsd’ strobe experiences for as many as possible with the Pandorastar lucid strobe light during the evening session
On Tuesday 17th October in University of Kent, Canterbury psychedelic society with myself and Lucid Strobe Light


18.10.17 Bavard Bar, Kino Teatr, Norman Road, St Leonards on Sea 8pm
similar talk as above, but a 20 minute adumbration ! with 2 other speakers in an informal event in a wonderful  £5


 

22-23.09.17 Liverpool Psych Festival – PZYK PRYZM
I will be collaborating with an AV artist making even larger scale data projections and sounds during realtime brainwave monitoring in this immersive area in this standalone warehouse. I bring together technology from the 1960s with Dreamachines face to face ( eyes closed ) with cutting edge strobing portal The PandoraStar
3-8-pm both days in the Upstairs Gallery, Camp and Furnace, Liverpool
Tickets essential :
www.liverpoolpsychfest.com


30.06.17 Breaking Convention, 9.30am, Sabina Rooms
NON DRUG STATES: MIND & MACHINE : Luciana Haill ‘, & ’   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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