Open NEXUS. Ein neurotechno-futuristisches Happening

Start date: 23/09/2022
Start time: 07:00 pm
End time: 07:30 pm
Organizer: IMBIT // BrainLinks-BrainTools
Location: IMBIT // BrainLinks-BrainTools Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Georges-Köhler-Allee 201, 79110 Freiburg

Opening of the NEXUS Lab in Intelligent Machine-Brain Interfacing Technology (IMBIT) at Campus Flugplatz with the premiere of "NeurOper" by the Community Oper Freiburg e.V. and researchers from the university, an interactive Live-Radio Drama-Grotesque by THEATER ZERBERUS and "Nu Disco" Freiburg DJs.

On September 23, 2022 at 7 p.m., the new NEXUS Lab at the Institute for Intelligent Machine-Brain Interfacing Technology (IMBIT) will open with a mixture of musical theater and scenic performances. The NEXUS Lab is the event space of the NEXUS Experiments platform, which promotes the mutual exchange between science and society with creative formats.

The opening begins with the premiere of "NeurOper" - an opera intermezzo by the Community Oper Freiburg e.V. in cooperation with researchers from the BrainLinks-BrainTools center. In a co-creative development process, amateur, professional artists as well as scientists developed a process-oriented community opera about processes in the human brain in exchange about research texts and in joint reflections. To electronic sounds, the actors artistically deal with fundamental questions of neuroscience: Which strategies does the brain use to understand itself? How do neural connections and networks work, and how do they create the stage of one's self?

In the evening, the performers of THEATER ZERBERUS transport the visitors into the world of science fiction, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. In the grotesque interactive live radio play "What do you call a boomerang that doesn't come back?" a special unit of AI systems - which have now taken over the world - explores the question of what is actually going on with the peculiar phenomenon of human humor himself. Visitors can find out about current research projects at the BrainLinks-BrainTools center and the NEXUS Experiments platform before the evening comes to an end with danceable rhythms and the sounds of "Nu Disco" with Freiburg DJs.

Get this event: 
Subscribe to calendar: (Copy and paste into your host application - further infos here)