A playful co-presentation by the Topological Media Lab (Concordia U-Montreal) and The Digital Dramaturgy Labsquared (U of T-Toronto)

CHAIRS: Roberta Buiani and Nina Czegledy

About this Event


exhibition/performance/discussion/panel/in-situ experiments/art/ science/ techne/ philosophy

7pm-9.30pm, Installation-performances, Helen-Gardiner-Phelan Theatre, 2nd floor

9.30pm-11pm, Reception and cash bar, Front and Long Room, Ground floor

University of Toronto. 79 St. George St.

A collaboration between

Laser Talks, Leonardo Networks – Nina Czegledy

ArtsSci Salon – Roberta Buiani

Digital Dramaturgy Labsquared – Antje Budde

Topological Media Lab – Michael Montanaro | Navid Navab

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Project description

From responsive sculptures to atmosphere-creating machines; from sensorial machines to affective autonomous robots, Chaosmosis mAchInes is an eclectic series of installations and performances reflecting on today's complex symbiotic relations between humans, machines and the environment. Here, A/I stands for "Artistic Intelligence."

Facilitated by Nina Czegledy (Laser series, Leonardo network) this will be the first encounter between Montreal-based Topological Media Lab (Concordia University) and the Toronto-based Digital Dramaturgy Labsquared (U of T) to co-present current process-based and experimental works. Both labs have a history of notorious playfulness, conceptual abysmal depth, human-machine interplays, Art&Science speculations (what if?), collaborative messes, and a knack for A/I as in Artistic Intelligence.

Topological Media Lab/ Installations

• tangibleFlux φ plenumorphic ∴ chaosmosis


• On Air

• The Sound That Severs Now from Now

• Cloud Chamber (2018) | Caustic Scenography, Responsive Cloud Formation

• Liquid Light

• Robots: Machine Menagerie

• Phaze

Info: Topological Media Lab current research

Digital Dramaturgy Labsquared/ Performance-Installation

• Btw Lf & Dth – interFACING disappearance

Info (DDL)2 Current Project


1. having fun with the infinite joy of learning, making, critical enquiry and wonder

2. presenting cutting-edge, creative, digital technology performances

3. engage multi-disciplinary arts&science communities

4. create a well-informed, creative, multi-perspective dialogue on technology, artistic intelligence, creativity, skills and performance by inviting critical respondents, providing crucial thoughts on each presented work

5. building networks and community between the humanities/arts, sciences, applied sciences and innovative entrepreneurship


Supported by

Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Toronto; Computational Arts Program, York University; University of Toronto's Cognitive Science Program, Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI), Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST), The Centre for Comparative Literature (CompLit), Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FRQSC)

 ArtSci Alaon


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 30 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.

September 28th, 2019 7:00 PM   through   11:00 PM
79 Saint George Stree
Helen-Gardiner-Phelan Theatre, 2nd floor
Toronto, ON M5S 2E5

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