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02.11.2017

COGITO presentations since 2013

'COGITO in Space' exists in two versions: as a permanent installation in the cabin of the Dwingeloo radio telescope and as a mobile installation travelling to international venues.

'COGITO in Space' permanent installation at the Dwingeloo radio telescope (NL)
Launch event, 5 November 2018 public programme at the ASTRON auditorium and the Dwingeloo radio telescope (NL).

  10:00 to 12:30 ASTRON auditorium: conference introduced by CAMRAS chairman Frans de Jong and moderated by art critic Josephine Bosma. With Frank White (author of 'The Overview Effect'); Fred Spier (author of 'Big History and the Future of Humanity');

  11:00-11:15 coffee break;

  11:15 Daniela de Paulis and the project's collaborators talk about COGITO 'in Space'; Nicole Stott (retired NASA astronaut) gives a Skype presentation about her experience of the Overview Effect from Space;

  12:30 to 13:30 ASTRON main hall: lunch;

  13:30 to 14:30 walk in the Dwingelderveld National Park, led by planetary scientist Maarten Roos and inspired by 'Big History and the Future of Humanity' by Fred Spier;

  14:30 to 14:45 astronomer Roy Smits introduces the Dwingeloo radio telescope;

  14:45 to 15:30 performance with live brain activity transmission into space, taking place inside the cabin of the Dwingeloo radio telescope, with Daniela de Paulis and the project collaborators;

  15:30 to 16:30 ASTRON auditorium: live reception of the brain waves transmitted into space and activities on amateur radio technologies lead by CAMRAS chairman Frans de Jong, including film screenings and presentations;

  16:30 to 17:30 ASTRON canteen: drinks and greetings;

'COGITO in Space' live performances 2014-2018

COGITO at La Villette, Folie Numerique, Paris (FR), in collaboration with the Académie des Beaux-Arts Paris, 22-30 March 2018.
http://pnensba.fr/pads/radiotelescopie
http://folie-numerique.fr/PROG18/35-100.htm

COGITO at TEC ART, Rotterdam (NL), 7-11 February 2018
For TEC ART, the brain activity of participants was recorded while viewing the video created for the project and was transmitted into space by the Dwingeloo radio telescope, as part of an audio visual live performance streamed from the cabin, in collaboration with the radio operators of the CAMRAS team (more information: https://2018.tecart.nl/portfolio/daniela-de-paulis/).

COGITO at the Overview Symposium, 3 November 2017
The First International Overview Symposium was held at the Columbus Earth Center in Kerkrade, the Netherlands. This symposium aimed at sheding light on how the Overview Effect can be a game changer in human behavior towards a sustainable future. The objective was to explore the Overview Effect and how to apply this transformative power to sustainable thinking and social responsibility goals. The video created for COGITO 'in Space', in collaboration with Sandro Bocci, was projected onto the Earth Theatre for an immersive experience. Additionally, neuroscientist Robert Oostenveld recorded the brain activity of a few volunteers, demonstrating the scientific process of the project.

COGITO at GOGBOT, Enschede (NL), 7-10 September 2017
For GOGBOT, the brain activity of participants was recorded while viewing the video created for the project and was transmitted into space by the Dwingeloo radio telescope at a later date (more information: http://2017.gogbot.nl/portfolio/daniela-de-paulis/).

COGITO at the 50th Design Biennale in Ljubljana (SLO) 18-09-2014/ 7-12-2014
For the 50th Design Biennale in Ljubljana, the brain activity of participants was recorded while and was transmitted into space by the Dwingeloo radio telescope at a later date (for a documentation of the performance please see: https://vimeo.com/133392862).

'COGITO in Space' has been presented as a thought experiment at several international conferences, including:

2018 University of the Underground, Amsterdam (NL)
  ASTRON, Dwingeloo (NL)
  International Astronautical Congress 2018, Bremen (DE)
  Science Hotel, Science Open, Rotterdam (NL)
  KABK, The Hague (NL)
  La Villette, Paris (FR)
  Académie des Beaux Arts, Paris (FR)
  TEC ART Art Science symposium, Rotterdam (NL)
2017 inSonic Symposium 2017, ZKM, Karlsruhe (DE)
  Mars beyond Mars, Forte Prenestino, Rome (IT)
  GOGBOT 2017 Symposium, Enschede (NL)
  SETI international conference, INAF, Milan (IT)
  De Ketelfactory, Rotterdam (NL)

2016
Sensibilia 10, Museo Andersen, Rome (IT)
Centre Recherches Interdisciplinaires (CRI)
Paris (FR) International Big History Conference
University of Amsterdam (NL)
ASTRON, Dwingeloo (NL)
Doctoring the Evidence, The Hague (NL)
International Space Development Conference 2016, San Juan (Puerto Rico)
Center for Consciousness Studies, Tucson (USA)
Academia Film Olomuc 51, Olomuc (Check Republic)
CONTACT, Cultures of the Imagination Conference, San Francisco (USA)
South Explorer Open Studio, Rotterdam (NL)

2015
Nederlandse Vereniging voor Ruimtevaart (Netherlands Space Society)
Delft (NL) International Astronautical Congress 2015, Jerusalem (Israel)
Renewable Futures conference, Riga (LV)
Ruimtevaart, November 2015 issue Lab111, Amsterdam (NL)
Academia Film Olomuc 50, Olomuc (Check Republic)
International Academy of Astronautics, SETI meeting, Paris (FR)
International Astronautical Federation, ITACCUS meeting, Paris (FR)
Steim, Amsterdam (NL) Bradwolff Projects, Amsterdam (NL) 2014
Philosophy after Nature, Utrecht University (NL)
Mediamatic, Amsterdam (NL)
Amsterdam University College, Faculty of Neurology (NL)
5th IAA Search for Life Signatures Symposium, UNESCO, Paris (FR)

2013
ASTRON, Dwingeloo (NL)
Kosmica Mexico (Mexico)

'COGITO in Space' in interviews and publications:
'Renewable Futures' Riga, RIXC, 2017
'Filosofie Magazine', N. 11, pp. 74-75, November 2014
http://we-make-money-not-art.com/cogito/#.VEaeEeco__2
'Designing Everyday Life', 24th Design Biennale Ljubljana, Park Books, Ljubljana, 2014

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