Hybridizing life experiences
Sept 10th, 17h – 17h55 CEST
Sept 12th, 19h – 19h30
MEET Digital Culture Center (IT)
The MEET Garden in Milan explores the interconnections between Nature, Technology and Humanity. Its contents will dig into the hybridization between physical and virtual experiences – up to advocating a “bio-based society.” MEET’s garden will also explore the production and emerging use of VR and XR in the performing arts. An inspirational talk on the emerging practice of integrating biological processes into art and digital creativity will be held by William Myers, the author of two widely acclaimed books: Biodesign and BioArt. Dance the distance is a live guided tour through a virtual dance studio. Participants as avatars will be able to meet the virtual dancers and join an open rehearsal for a VR dance performance in progress. It’s an experimental project to test new forms of choreographic creation and dance performances in virtual and augmented reality or VR devices.
Hybridizing life experiences
Meet the Media Guru with William Myers, Sept 10th, 17h - 17h55
Within its Meet the Media Guru format, MEET presents a talk by William Myers about the emerging practice of integrating biological processes into art and digital creativity. An exhibition curator and lecturer based in Amsterdam (NL), Myers is the author of two widely acclaimed books about the intersections of design, art, and science: Biodesign and BioArt.
Designed and promoted by MEET Digital Culture Center, Myers’ talk will explore how the Nature/Tech hybridization may disrupt our concepts of identity, nature or the definition of life. Are digital technologies a resource to build a “biobased” society? William Myers will dig into these topics during a lecture at MEET headquarters in Milan (IT), both onsite and online. The lecture is part of the program MEET designed as a S+T+ARTS Regional Center. It aims to explore the challenges of sustainable innovation in order to reduce the Italian and European digital divide while promoting a transdisciplinary cross-fertilization between different industries and contexts.
Dance the distance, Sept 12th 19h – 19h30
Ariella Vidach (IT), Claudio Prati (CH), Paolo Solcia (CH), Riccardo Santalucia (IT), Sebastiano Barbieri (IT), Francesco Luzzana (IT), Giovanni Landi (IT)
Live Guided Tour in a Dance Virtual Studio
MEET’s second project Dance the distance is a live guided tour through a virtual dance studio. Participants as avatars will be able to meet the virtual dancers and join an open rehearsal for a VR dance performance in progress. Spectators wearing a VR headset will be introduced to this artistic research project by MEET Digital Culture Center’s Intermedia Lab in partnership with AIEP Avventure in Elicottero Prodotti, Ariella Vidach aiep and DIDstudio. The audience will be able to attend part of the rehearsals with the possibility to pose a question to the choreographer Ariella Vidach and the AiEP VR dance company. Dance the Distance is an experimental project to test new forms of choreographic creation and dance performances in virtual and augmented reality or VR devices. It aims to establish new forms of enjoyment of the live show, of aggregation and of online and offline interaction. This Intermedia Lab project explores the conditions for a virtual dance company and other totally immersive and online distributed formats or events.