April 23rd – May 12th 2019


April 27th, 2019 | 6pm to 9pm

Live performance in Human in the Loop

by The Damn Magpies 6.30-7.30pm

Chenoa Anderson - flutes
Jane Berry - voice
Allison Balcetis - saxophones
Ian Crutchley - oddities
Mark Segger - percussion
Scott Smallwood - electronics, small percussion

Live Performance in Twin Flames

by Stephanie Patsula 7-9pm


April 27th, 2019 | 10am to 3pm

Christine Wilks Artist Talk

May 10th, 2019 1pm

*All events are located at Enterprise Square Galleries

10230 Jasper Ave NW

Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2T4




April 27th, 2019 | 10am to 3pm

This symposium brings together some of the artists and scientists involved in the DYSCORPIA: FUTURE INTERSECTIONS OF THE BODY AND TECHNOLOGY exhibition at Enterprise Square Galleries.  Many of the collaborations and projects have been formed and fostered as a result of the LASERAlberta 2018 speaker series.

The symposium will take place in Room 2-630J Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, T5J 4P6 on 27th April from 10am to 3pm. There is free admission but as space is limited BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Book here  

The program is as follows;

10 – 10.45am KEYNOTE Presentation by Isabelle Van Grimde on her project Eve 2050.

10.45 – 11.45am   Virtual Intelligences & Artificial Bodies

CHAIR: Geoffrey Rockwell

Human in the Loop Vadim Bulitko and Kacy Doucet

Deep Connection and Body Invaders Marilene Oliver and Preet Giri  


12.00 - 1pm  Electrified Anatomies

CHAIR: Lianne McTavish

Evolving Anatomies Sean Caulfield and Scott Smallwood

Anticipated Alliterations (Body Talk) Gary James Joynes

Electrified Anatomies Jonathan Garfinkel

1 - 1.45 pm LUNCH

1.45 – 2.30pm  Stories in Flesh and Bytes

CHAIR: Astrid Ensslin

Digital Fictions Astrid Ensslin

Archipelago Daniel Evans

2.30 – 3.15pm Out on our Limbs

CHAIR: Daniel Laforest

Solastalgia Brad Necyk

Under the Sun aAron Munson

Out on our Limbs Daniel Laforest

This symposium is presented as part of the LASER Talks series. LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) Talks is Leonardo's international program of gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversations. LASER Talks were founded in 2008 by Bay Area LASER Chair Piero Scaruffi and are in over 25 cities around the world. To learn more about how our LASER Hosts and to visit a LASER near you please visit our website.  (leonardo.info/lasert-talks)

The mission of the LASERs is to provide the general public with a snapshot of the cultural environment of a region and to foster interdisciplinary networking.

About Leonardo/ISAST

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