Festival of Unconventional Computing, Proto-cognition, Arts and Sounds.

28 September – 2 October 2022, Bristol 

Gallery Space, The Island, Bridewell Street, Bristol BS1 2QD

Under aegis of EC H2020 projects FUNGAR, COGITOR, FUNGATERIA   

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 languageHanna 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.  

Music performances. Zlatko Baracskai: Harmonies, rhythms and noises from fungi signals. Andrew Adamatzky: Songs of fungi, plants and slime mould

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

Timetable 

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. 

Participants Festival Unconventional Computing