The platform UQBTLAB.ORG engages with interdisciplinary and transnational collaborations in an attempt to decolonize knowledge. 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.
UQBTLAB.ORG produces art and science research, podcasts, and collaborates with several partners worldwide (e.g. University of Cape Town, Federal University of Pernambuco, Federal University of Bahia, University of Porto, Factory Berlin, Club 44 La Chaux-de-Fonds, Universitat Polytecnica de Valencia).
The project is born during the scientific delirium madness residency in July 2015 at Djerassi Foundation, San Francisco, while its creator Luca Forcucci was invited to ‘be’. Since 2006, Forcucci conducts research and collaborate with scientists in the fields of neuroscience, perception, biology and music technology worldwide.