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Sun 6.9.
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Brucknerhaus, Mittlerer Saal

Moderation: Andy Cameron (UK)

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Bernhard Fink

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Shinsuke Shimojo

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Lawrence Malstaf

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Round Table: Bernhard Fink, Shinsuke Shimojo, Lawrence Malstaf

This Human Nature Lecture is part of the Prix Ars Electronica Forum Interactive Art.

Bernhard Fink (DE). Anthropologist, director of a group of young scientists supported by the German Research Foundation researching the “Evolutionary Psychology of Human Physical Appearance & Body Movement.” His research focuses on understanding human behavior from an evolutionary perspective, in particular the significance of human appearance and its influence on partner selection. After obtaining his doctorate and doing research at the University of Vienna, Fink went on to the University of Göttingen, where he is currently investigating the signals sent by body movement and the appearance of the skin.

Shinsuke Shimojo (JP). Director of the Shimojo Psychophysics Laboratory, the only laboratory of the California Institute of Technology which exclusively concentrates on study of perception, cognition, and action in humans.

Lawrence Malstaf (BE). He designed scenographies for choreographers and directors such as Benoît Lachambre, Meg Stuart and Kirsten Delholm. Soon he developed more into installation and performance art with a strong focus on movement, coincidence, order and chaos. Later he created larger mobile environments dealing with space and orientation, often using the visitor as a co-actor. His projects often involve advanced technology as a point of departure or inspiration but also to activate the installations.

Andy Cameron (UK). Executive Director of Fabrica.

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