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LASER talks at Roy Ascott Studio

LASER Talks during #22.ART in Brazil Chaired by Clarissa Ribeiro


LASER talks during #22.ART / X SIIMI

22nd International Art and Technology Meeting
X International Symposium on Innovation in Interactive Media

Chaired by Clarissa Ribeiro (Roy Ascott Studio/ University of Fortaleza)

When: Thursday 21 September 2023 11:30 am-13:00pm Brasília Time BRT (UTC-3) / Thursday 21 September 2023 22:30 pm-00:00 am Shanghai, China CST (UTC +8)
National Museum of the Republic
Setor Cultural Sul, Lote 2, Brasília DF, 70070150, Brazil
and Online on Google Meet:


Featured Speakers: 

Gilbertto Prado, Ph.D.
Is an artist and researcher, former Associate Professor at the School of Communications and Arts of the University of Sao Paulo ECA-USP, founding, and director of the Digital Poetics art collective and researcher group. He has a Ph.D. in Arts from the University Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne (1994) and a B.A. in Visual Arts and Mechanical Engineering from The University of Campinas UNICAMP. He has exhibited in Brazil and worldwide and was awarded the 9th Prix Möbius International des Multimedias, Beijing, China (2001), Rumos Itaú (2000), Transmídia (2002) Itaú Cultural, 6th Sérgio Motta Art and Technology Prize (2006) and the Rumos Itaú (2020). He is an Associate Professor at the ECA – USP Master and Ph.D. Programs and at Anhembi Morumbi University post-graduation programs in Brazil.

Guto Nóbrega, Ph.D.
Is an artist and researcher, founder and director of the NANO/UFRJ — Center for Art and New Organisms and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Vice Dean at Center of Letters and Arts (CLA) Federal University of Rio de Janeiro UFRJ and Coordinator of the Master and Ph.D. program of CLA/UFRJ. He is an Associate Professor at the Postgraduate programs in Visual Arts- PPGAV / EBA / UFRJ and the Postgraduate Program in Visual Arts - PPGAV | IdA at the University of Brasília (UnB). Professor Guto Nóbrega has a Ph.D. in Arts from The University of Plymouth, UK / The CaiiA-Hub of The Planetary Collegium.

Agda Carvalho, Ph.D.
Agda Carvalho is a visual artist with a strong academic background, holding a post-doctoral degree in Arts from UNESP and Digital Humanities from UFG, along with a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences from ECA-USP and a Master's in Visual Arts from UNESP. She currently leads the LabDesign Research Group at Instituto de Tecnologia Mauá (CEUN-IMT), where her focus lies on Creative Processes, Experience, and Innovation. Active in the Art and Science Creation Line of the International Research Group on Art, Science, and Technology (GIIP/UNESP), Agda combines her academic expertise with a passion for interdisciplinary exploration within the arts, showcased in her national and international exhibitions, which delve into the fusion of Design, Art, Culture, and the sensory experience of the body, space, and technology.

Milton Sogabe. Ph.D.
Multimedia artist and researcher, Associate Professor at the Visual Arts Program at UNESP in Sao Paulo, has a Ph.D. in Communication and Semiotics from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paul, and a B.A. in Arts from Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation. He is a pioneer in the Brazilian media arts scene, working since the 1970s with Xerox, videotext, and computer video. Since 1996 she has been a research member of the SCIArts group.

Fernando Fogliano, Ph.D.
As an artist and researcher specializing in Art and Technology, he is currently a post-doctoral student enrolled in the Postgraduate Program at the Institute of Arts at UNESP. He works under the guidance of Dr. Rosangela Leote and is supported by a PROPe UNESP scholarship. His academic journey includes a Ph.D. and a Master's degree in Communication and Semiotics from PUC-SP. He also serves as the co-coordinator of the Science, Art, and Technology Group (cAt-UNESP) and actively participates in the International Research Group on Convergence between Art, Science, and Technology at UNESP (GIIP). His educational background is diverse, encompassing degrees in Physics and Civil Engineering. During his time at the Senac University Center in São Paulo, he engaged in research projects and lectured in bachelor's programs focusing on Photography and Design, as well as Lato Sensu Postgraduate courses in Photography.

Clarissa Ribeiro, Ph.D. (LASER talks chair)
Architect, media artist and researcher, Ph.D. in Arts (ECA USP Brazil, Poéticas Digitais/CAiiA hub of The Planetary Collegium, UK), Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship awardee (UCLA, Art|Sci Center/James Gimzewski Lab, US), member of the UCLA Art|Sci Collective (2013-present), is the chair of the first Leonardo/ISAST LASER talks to be hosted in Brazil/Latin America (2017-present) and is organizing monthly, since July 2023, the ‘LASER talks at Roy Ascott Studio’ at SIVA/DeTAO in China. The core of her explorations is the interest in cross-scale information and communication dynamics that impact and shape macro-scale emergent phenomena. Program Coordinator of the Roy Ascott Studio B.A. in Technoetic Arts in Shanghai (2023-present), she was awarded the Pete Townshend Endowed Senior Lectureship in Performative Technoetics (2022). She is the principal of OI.SE.AU Office for Sentient Architecture and is a representative of the University of Fortaleza in China. She has widely published in journals and conference proceedings and her work has been exhibited worldwide. She serves on the Editorial Board of Technoetic Arts Journal. She has been serving as a reviewer for Leonardo Journal and the Technoetic Arts Journal, the Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS), contributing as a member of international conferences and symposium committees such as ANPAP in Brazil, ISEA, and POM Politics of the Machines.

The Leonardo/ISAST LASER talks are a program of international gatherings that bring artists, scientists, humanists, and technologists together for informal presentations, performances, and conversations with the broader public. The mission of the LASERs is to encourage contribution to the cultural environment of a region by fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and opportunities for community building in over 50 cities around the world. To learn more about how our LASER Hosts and to visit a LASER near you please visit our website. @lasertalks on Instagram.

LASER talks at Roy Ascott Studio:
From July 2023 to February 2024, LASER talks at Roy Ascott Studio in Shanghai will be inviting artists, scientists, humanists, and technologists together for informal gatherings to explore Roy’s 100 Terms and Definitions for the Post-biological Era coined in his ‘Technoetic Aesthetics’ written in 1997.

September 21st, 2023 from 11:30 AM to  1:00 PM
Museu Nacional da Republica, Setor Cultural Sul
Lote 2
Brasília, DF 70070150
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