CHAIR: Annick Bureaud
> Anouck Durand-Gasselin (artist) et Laurent Rigou (pédologist, Research Unit ASUP, Hautes-Pyrénées) //
"On the Tracks of the fungi ...", about the project Sporées et Mycéliums pop up exhibition of a selection of artworks
Alice is biting into the mushroom, at times on one side and at times on the other side, which is, we have to confess, an arduous task as it is quite difficult to know where are the sides of a round object ...
As far as they are concerned, the artist Anouck Durand-Gasselin and the pedologist Laurent Rigou are considering the mushroom a being in its own right, with whom to collaborate.
For over ten years, with the project "sporées et mycéliums", Anouck Durand-Gasselin is attempting to reveal what could be the "expression of the forest". She is creating "spore-images" or "mycélium-images" with the fungi complicity. This project has been nurtured by several scientific disciplines and when she met the pedologist Laurent Rigou it took another direction toward a stronger relation with the whole ecosystem and the various interactions of the fungi with the environment. Laurent Rigou is leading us through the first layers of the soil, where the mycelium is developing, telling us about the alchemical power of mushrooms.
> Florent Hivert and Nicolas Thiéry (professors in computer science, Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique/Computer Science Research Laboratory, University Paris-Saclay, CNRS), and Vincent de Lavenère (author-juggler, artistic director of the Cie Chant de Balles)// (project supported by La Diagonale Paris-Saclay) //
"On the Tracks of the mathematical model ...", about the project Jonglerie musicale, automates et combinatoire
Musical juggling demo
It is not that often that a new musical instrument is invented, nor that playing it is the basis of advanced mathematical researches, neither that this is reinventing a whole new way of juggling which, nevertheless, is rooted into ancient history!
The project Jonglerie musicale, automates et combinatoire that is presented and discussed during this LASER Paris meeting is an scientific outreach performed-conference that has been created in 2016 bringing together a professional juggler and a researcher in fundamental computer science.
This project is based on a common research which goal is to find a way to write scores for a team of jugglers playing with musical balls. The main modelisation tool in this project is the siteswap theory and the finite-state automaton. In relation with the musical juggling, the notions of modelisation and particularly of finite-state automaton are explained.
> During the break : Audience announcements
LASER Paris is co-organized by Leonardo/Olats (www.olats.org) and La Diagonale Paris-Saclay (http://www.ladiagonale-paris-
LASER Paris is supported by the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation. (https://www.fondationcarasso.
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LASER Paris takes place in French
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