LateLab | Encounters
Thursday 28th March 2013, 7 for 7.30pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB
Matter Over Mind?
Think you're in control of your own thoughts, emotions and actions? You may just want to think again. As we continue to unlock the secrets of the subtle interactions between the brain and the body we are discovering that we may not be the conscious decision makers we think we are.
Can your posture affect the way you think? Might the next generation of books read your mind, changing the way they are written to suit your mood? Experiment with Thomas Cochrane’s Mood Organ – a synthesiser which ‘plays’ your emotions.
Or experience Martin Kershaw’s live sax improvisations and join psychologist Peter Lovatt and sci-fi writer & Alt-w Fund alumni Hannu Rajeniemi in discussion around the nuanced relationships between our outward appearance and our inner experience.
LateLab is a collaboration between the Edinburgh International Science Festival, New Media Scotland and the University of Edinburgh's School of Informatics.