IMPCON: Medicine Show

Posted on Monday, July 9th, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Thanks to all who came to the show at the 2012 Buffalo Infringement Festival!

Professor Årnstay lectures

Professor Jennifer Årnstay explored the history of human and animal consciousness, introducing diverse and radical theories of mind through the ages. Aided by a real alien intelligence and autonomous robots, Årnstay challenged the audience to uncover the secret future of their own minds. Excerpts of Lecture Video ~100MB

Glass Bead Game

Human Channeling Alien


At enormous expense and with incredible technical sophistry our fantastic ImpCon team fabricated an alien habitat which held a live Davi alien, eager to play its mysterious bead game with all-comers.

Davi Alien Video ~55MB


Bicamerality Test

Our team also developed Perfumer, a game that tests the participants’ capacity for bicamerality. The players undergo auditary hallucinations as they interface with their semi-autonomous robot avatars.

Perfumer Video ~25MB

ImpCon Team: Josephine Anstey, Deb Burhans,  Neil Coletta, Courtney, Hatten, Dave Pape, Devin Wilson

Performance Times and Places
July 27th/28th at 6-7:30
Manny Fried, 255 Great Arrow, 3rd Floor
July 29th at 5:45/ Aug 1st at 5-6:30

Burning Books, 420 Connecticut Street

Supported by Digital Humanities Initiative & Media Study UB and
Dept. of Computer Science, Canisius College

This performance expands and enhances the original Improvising Consciousness Lecture and Workshops.

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