LASER NOMAD is a mobile research laboratory for fieldwork. It is run by UBQTLAB.ORG, a platform for arts and science research, which produces talks, podcasts, and collaborative concerts in specific geographical sites, led by Luca Forcucci. The focus is on the sonic arts to investigate epistemology emerging from arts, science, and technology as rituals in the context of indigenous knowledge, and cybernetic systems.LASER NOMAD aims to emphasize contemporary research melding into perception with ancestral knowledge, and with non-classical science. LASER NOMAD forms part of the LASER network talks developed by Leonardo/ISATS, and initiated by Piero Scaruffi. LASER Talks is a program of international gatherings that bring artists, scientists, humanists and technologists together for informal presentations, performances and conversations with the wider public. The mission of LASER is to encourage contribution to the cultural environment of a region by fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and opportunities for community building to over 50 cities and 5 continents worldwide.

It proposes a unique combination of fields, such as ritual studies, anthropology, phenomenology, cognitive science, technology, poetry and the sonic arts, and allows for the mechanisms of listening and questions about phenomenal consciousness to be addressed from a sonic perspective by fusing theoretical writing with sonic artworks as research-creation. It also counterbalances a dominant visual and Western, techno-scientific perspective.

UQBTLAB.ORG is the research entity for art, science and technology proposing LASER Nomad, which is part of LASER Art and science rendez-vous talks.


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