The Emer­gence of Con­scious­ness


Session Title:

  • SENSORIUM: Interdisciplinary Practices of Embodiment and Technology

Presentation Title:

  • The Emer­gence of Con­scious­ness




  • Panel: SENSORIUM: Interdisciplinary Practices of Embodiment and Technology

    The Emer­gence of Con­scious­ness pro­ject uses per­for­mance art and dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy in order to in­ves­ti­gate the sci­en­tific study of con­scious­ness and the pos­si­bil­i­ties of de­vel­op­ing ‘ma­chine con­scious­ness’. The pro­ject is in­spired by per­spec­tives of em­bod­i­ment as char­ac­ter­ized by Fran­cisco Varela, Evan Thomp­son and Eleanor Rosch and sit­u­at­ed­ness as ap­plied to evo­lu­tion­ary ro­bot­ics by Rod­ney Brooks. Du­mitriu, artist in res­i­dence in the Cen­tre for Com­pu­ta­tional Neu­ro­science and Ro­bot­ics at The Uni­ver­sity of Sus­sex, works with sen­sory and move­ment de­pri­va­tion (e.g. blind­folds, phys­i­cal re­straints etc.) and aug­men­ta­tion, in an at­tempt to take on the role of a ro­botic agent her­self and try to un­der­stand what it feels like to be a robot.

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