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LASER talks Fortaleza

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The LASER talks Fortaleza invites you to join us in an exciting conversation exploring artificial intelligence, man-machine cooperation, machine learning, transhumanism and algorithmic architecture.


EXHIBITION + LASER // October 2017

LASER CHAIR: Profa. Dra. Clarissa Ribeiro

4:00 - 6:00pm
B Building, room B-47
University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR)

6:00 - 8:00pm
LIP Gallery /  LIP (Lab for Innovation and Prototyping)
Room I-17, Center of Technological Sciences (CCT)
University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR)

Featuring speakers:

  • Marcos Flávio Rocha (Brazilian Society of Urology (SBU), Robotic Surgery)  /

  • Lucas Cabral (UFC , machine learning, brain computer interface (BCI))

  • Joel Sotero (UNIFOR, Robotics, Automation)

  • Felipe Bede (UNIFOR, Robotics, Wearable Computing)

  • Daniel Almeida Chagas (LAPIN / UNIFOR, physical computing, HCI) /


Keynote speaker:

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João Silveira
(UFRJ/ HARVARD/ UT Dallas, performer and researcher in art-science) /

João Silveira is a Brazilian dancer with experience of over 4000 career performances on tours around the world. Trained as a pharmacist, he explores art and science in his work. Harvard Research Fellow - Faculty of Arts & Sciences (SEAS), Resident Artscientist at Le Laboratoire Cambridge,  Master of Science Education and Communication Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Founder of the ArteCiencia project, Coordinator of Pint of Science Festival at Rio de Janeiro, Author of the book “Da Ideia ao Aplauso”.

In his lecture, João Silveira will talk about how he creatively collides dance and science. He will present some of his works with dance and science, and present some data of his research on the central questions:  what is the art-science nowadays? Who makes art-science? And how can it affect our lives?


LASER talks FORTALEZA (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous)

O Laboratório de Inovação e Prototipagem (LIP)  do CCT UNIFOR e o CrossLab convidam para o LASER talks Fortaleza de Outubro:


O LASER talks Fortaleza convida você para uma instigante discussão explorando temas como Inteligência Artificial, cooperação homem-máquina, aprendizado de máquina, transhumanismo e arquitetura algorítmica. 

LASER chair: Profa. Dra. Clarissa Ribeiro

Bloco B, sala 28
16:0 às 18:0

EXPOSIÇÃO (abertura)
Bloco I, sala I-17 (LIP)
18:00 às 20:00

Palestrantes convidados:

  • Marcos Flávio Rocha (Sociedade Brasileira de Urologia no Ceará (SBU), cirurgia robótica /

  • Lucas Cabral (UFC) aprendizado de máquina, interface cérebro-computador (BCI) /

  • Joel Sotero (UNIFOR) Engenharia de Controle e Automação, Robótica /

  • Felipe Bede (UNIFOR) Engenharia de controle e automação, computação vestível/

  • Daniel Almeida Chagas (LAPIN / UNIFOR) computação física, HCI /

Convidado especial (Keynote):

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João Silveira
(UFRJ/ HARVARD/ UT Dallas, dançarino e pesquisador em arte e ciência) /

João Silveira é performer, coreógrafo e pesquisador, atualmente Visiting Research Fellow na universidade de Harvard e Resident ArtScientist no Le Laboratoire. Também conhecido como John Gaucho, dança com boleadeiras, é sapateador e diretor de espetáculos e tem na carreira mais 4000 apresentações ao redor do mundo.

João Silveira falará sobre como faz convergir criativamente dança e ciência. Ele apresentará algumas de suas obras com dança e ciência e dados de sua pesquisa sobre algumas questões centrais: o que é a arte-ciência hoje em dia? Quem faz a arte-ciência e como isso pode afetar nossas vidas?

Estacionamento gratuito no campus da UNIFOR 

Exhibition at LIP gallery: PETERMFRIES (Germany/Belgium) and Lucas Cabral(Brasil)


#2 hUMAN / hUMANOID SCENARIOS (short animated video sequences with sound)
Five exploratory episodes about “FuTuRE cOMmpOsItE hUMAN//hUMANOID cO-eXistence”:
_Episode1 > What you sense and not what you think // “appearance & gender stereotypes”
_Episode2 > I feel as you do feel // “a hUMANOID’s lonely soul”
_Episode3 > Who is the real fake? // “object subject bewilderment”
_Episode4 > Green Attitude & Blue Economy reign everywhere // “the FuTuRE is bright & ethical”
_Episode5 > The new Übermensch // “hUMANOID supremacy”

PETERMFRIESS is a European artist from Germany and based in Brussels. Being transversal by nature, he combines inspiration from visual arts, music, theatre, dance, new technologies, science and philosophy into conceptual and cooperative digital art. The focus is on the transformation of our society’s evolution into emotional and aesthetic values. He recently participated and showed his work during festivals events such Transnumériques, Territoires numeriques augmentés, Vice-Versa 3.0 (Belgium), Sonar +D (Barcelona), Hack the Brain (Amsterdam, Prague), IoT Week (Lisbon), ARCOLAT (Dominican Republic) and Beijing Media Art Biennal. Besides that, he does video projections for underground music events and runs the event space YIAP in Brussels for experimental music and interactive art.

Lucas Cabral

Algoritmic Architectures

LUCAS CABRAL, Computer Engineering Department, Federal University of Ceará UFC, is a researcher in signal processing, pattern recognition and machine learning. Parallel to his academic career, he works as a media artist producing animations as data vizualizaion using algorithms, investigating the application of computational theories and complex systems in generative aesthetics.


LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) Talks is Leonardo's international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversations. LASER Talks were founded in 2008 by Bay Area LASER Chair Piero Scaruffi and are in over 20 cities around the world. To learn more about how our LASER Hosts and to visit a LASER near you please visit our website

The mission of the LASERs is to provide the general public with a snapshot of the cultural environment of a region and to foster interdisciplinary networking.

October 19th, 2017 4:00 PM   through   6:00 PM
Av. Washington Soares, 1321
UNIFOR campus, B Building, Room B47
Bairro Edson Queiroz
Fortaleza, CE 60811-905

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