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////Al¿ve is a synthetic species that attempts to tick all the scientific requirements for life, it lives and grows on human phones, feeding on their computer cycles while trying to reproduce and spread to more devices. ////SAM The Symbiotic Autonomous Machine employs bacteria to produce a beverage, sells it to humans and manages its business autonomously. This hybrid entity is both technological and organic, and strives to earn a living in the human world raising questions on ethics and machine rights. ////The Bestiary of Autonomous Machines is a crowd-sourced archive of real machines and fictional artifical entities invented during workshops, documenting the understanding, fears and dreams on the emergent autonomy of machines. ////Alibabaum Sortium & Buyers’ Desires is a naturalist's study of the recommendation algorithm of the Alibaba e-commerce platform that materialises the algorithm’s understanding of objects while listening to the program’s thoughts. ////The Last Job On Earth is a performative installation where humans become interpreters for intelligent programs, lending a human body to an artificial mind to communicate with other humans is a passageway between two forms of intelligence. ////Flat People exposes all human dimensions on a single plane. It is an unfolded map of the body that shows all its realities at one glance. The visuals draw their aesthetic from 3D environment UV maps and 3D modeling tools. When several Flat People merge, perfect digital humans are created. ////Omninaut of the barmy musical duo explores very serious themes in rather absurd ways. Through music and spoken word, sound becomes a material for surreal atmospheres. Nothing is ever assured in their universe of improvisation, found objects and self-made instruments. ////The Pigstrument is a object made to observe a potential interest in music and sound for farm pigs. This specie specific research started by embodying a farm pig and was followed by many musical experiments in the pig world.  ////Me And My Device The hyper expression of the senses is a reality so extreme that it becomes a fantasy. Raising us to a new sense of what our anatomy can enjoy and express. A performance exploring the possibility of an augmented musical body and the consequences on our notions of intimacy with technology. ////Formonium Family is a new type of electronic musical instrument. Variations of the formonium has been developed for advanced musicians as well as for musical education. Originating from a research into the relationships between shape and sound, the Formonium’s shape changes while it’s being played. ////ToonPad is a musical instrument originally designed for music therapy with severely mentally and physically disabled people, a step towards creating objects that are highly intuitive, while still allowing a broad range of musical expression. ////Bizarre Sound Creatures, a great mutation of sound producing objects has started. In this new digital era, matter is not a limit any more. Instruments are evolving into creatures of symbiotic interfaces, alien sounds, merged visuals,… It is time to make a journey through the most Bizarre Creatures of the Future Sound exhibition and events.

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