On June 15, 2016 I was invited to present my work at the Leonardo Laser Talks event hosted in Berkeley, LA, by Piero Scaruffi. The LASERs are an international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience.

My talk focused on the recent “Transitions in progress” and on the upcoming “The Cabinet Project”. Both projects combine in vivo and technological approaches to explore the more-than-human encounters and the often-hidden, often-unforseeable dynamics that animate a variety of complex realities. Today’s technologically-enhanced mapping techniques are excellent to identify and seize general trends, or to discover intersections that nobody had noticed before. However, it is only by “getting closer”, by experiencing things in their physicality, by interacting with human and non-human protagonists that one can start grasping complex phenomena and can restore an appreciation for their “messiness” and non-measurable significance.

Forget the joke about Toronto ;-)