Festival of Unconventional Computing, Proto-cognition, Arts and Sounds.
28 September – 2 October 2022, Bristol
Gallery Space, The Island, Bridewell Street, Bristol BS1 2QD
Organisers: Andy Adamatzky (Director), Irina Petrova (arts curator), Alessandro Chiolerio and Phil Ayres (Scientific advisers), Zlatko Baracskai (sounds curator), Anna Nikolaidou (architecture and fashion curator), Jordi Vallverdú (philosophy curator).
Exhibitions: Ken Rinaldo: Synthetic evolution. Irina Petrova: Apocalypse now. Anna Nikolaidou: Living wearables. Steve Battle: Liquid Automata. Saksham Sharma: Entropy of intelligence. Poetry. Genaro J. Martínez: Art of Life-like cellular automata. Neil Phillips: Marimo oscillator. Installation. Andy Adamatzky: Slime intelligence. Chair for Biohybrid Architecture: Fungal Architectures. Mohammad Mahdi Dehshiby: Complexity of Persian language. Hanna Saito: Eaten Colors
Post-apocalyptic computing. Irina Petrova: Curator. Michael Sedbon: Cryptographic Beings. Mon Thi Han: Fluid Integrated Building Skin for Regulation of Thermal Mass and Temperature. Dasha Alien: Typical morning in Eastern Europe. Imani Cooper Mkandawire (ICM): What my Ancestors Knew v001 – cotton technology.
Public talks. Alessandro Chiolerio: Colloid intelligence. Mohammad Dehshbi: Complexity of Persian language. Eric Goles: Periodical organisms and stable (evolutive) attractor. Steve Battle: Liquid Automata. Neil Phillips: Marimo computing and robotics. Andy Adamatzky: Language of fungi and kombucha. Maria Dębińska: Non-human semiotics. Sarah Cook: Between the Lines: DNA Data Storage as an Artistic Medium
28th September 17:00-22:00 Open.
29th September 17:00-22:00 Open.
30th September – 17:00-22:00 Grand event I. Public talks and celebrations. Drinks & snacks between the talks. 17:00 Introduction to exhibits. 18:00 Andrew Adamatzky: What is unconventional computing? 18:15 Alessandro Chiolerio: Colloid intelligence 18:30 Mohammad Mahdi Dehshbi: Complexity of Persian language. 18:45 Maria Dębińska: Non-human semiotics. 19:00 Neil Phillips: Marimo computing and robotics 19:15 Sarah Cook: Between the Lines: DNA Data Storage as an Artistic Medium 19:30 Poetry by Saksham Sharma 19:45 Music by Zlatko Baracskai and Andrew Adamatzky. Drinks, snacks.
1st October – 17:00-22:00 Grand event II. Public talks and celebrations. Drinks & snacks between the talks. 17:00 Introduction to exhibits. 18:00 Eric Goles: Periodical organisms and stable (evolutive) attractor. 18:15 Steve Battle: Liquid Automata 18:30 Andy Adamatzky: Language of fungi and kombucha 18:45 Hanna Saito: Eaten Colors 19:00 Celebration of Unconventional Computing and Protocognition.
2nd October – 14:00 – 18:00 Open. Last chance to enjoy the exhibition.