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This is a place where I post my recent activities. This place will try to be up to date, but I can’t promise that. I choose not to use dates. I ask myself why.

Endless forms most beautiful... exhibition at Austrian Cultural Forum in Warsaw

I am in the process of curating a show called “Endless forms most beautiful”, which is tribute to Darwin and his famous work “The Origin of species”. Full quote goes like this:

“Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.”

What inspired me to title like that exhibition is also a meeting with scientist Sebastian Ciocioba and book he recommend me to read: “Endless forms most beautiful” by Sean B. Caroll. Book introduces the reader into the world of evo devo - evolutionary developmental biology.

On the exhibition you will see works of Günter Seyfried and yours truly. Works are tribute to evolution. They come from deep fascination with biology.

Exhibition opens on 1 February and will last till 1 March in Austrian Cultural Center in Warsaw. If you happen to be in Warsaw at this time you are more than welcome. I will later write a bit more about presented works.


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Lecture about Brain Computer Interfaces

During “Night for grownups” in Copernicus Science Center I had a pleasure to conduct short lecture with Anna Chabuda from BrainTech regarding Brain-Computer Interface. Anna introduced audience to the technical side of those kind of projects and I gave a cultural background and showed how this technology might be used in the future.

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Karolinska Institute and Biocentrum in Vienna

During my brief euro trip I and Staś visited two remarkable institutions. In Karolinska Institute we talked with Kuba Lewicki who is finishing his PhD in bioprint. He show us his laboratory and w talked about possible collaborations in the area of bioprint. Than in Vienna we met with Maciek Zacek who investigates cohesin, protein responsible for how DNA is packed in the cell.

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Brain Computer Interfaces. Dive in.

Recently I am exploring BCI (which stands for Brain Computer Interfaces). I went to Ars Electronica where I took part in Hackathon initiated by G.tec company. Teams were trying to figure out different creative way to use this technology. There were several projects from visual…

This week (14.09) me and Anna Chabuda from BrainTech took part in online performance with N&N (Aaron Shephard, Johanna Wagner and Audra Bershad Shapiro) during festival Przemiany on Copernicus Science Center. We used EEG waves to answer simple questions. It was quite a challenge to focus while other performers where making sounds.

And at 27th of September 2018 me and Anna Chabuda are going to talk during “Evening for grown ups” at Copernicus Science Center about BCI technologies.

Come over!

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Working on/with Brain Computer Interface at Copernicus Science Center
 

I am happy to announce that I am going to investigate and collaborate with Stanisław Łoboziak from Copernicus Science Center and Anna Chabuda from BrainTech. We are going to present EEG based Brain Computer Interfaces developed by BrainTech company during Festival Przemiany at Copernicus Science Center which happens 13-16 September 2018. I am going to be responsible for infographics regarding BCI equipment we are going to present and I am going to be involved in creating new interesting ways of how we can use this kind of tools. Maybe we will make quiz to answer via brain waves activity. There is also probability of making live performance during Festival.

 
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"You see You Pick" call for Action!

 

After amazing time in Kaszuby, where I was fasting. I visited polish sea village Dębki, where I met with my friend Beata. During our long beach walks we started to pick up garbage left or threw away by sea. We found a lot of surprising garbage, such as wooden brush to clean deck but also mundane as papers, cans, plastic bottles.

We thought about social action #widziszpodnies meaning you see you pick, encouragement to clean up after someone and after yourself. This is not original idea but more we talk about it and more we try to follow it is better for all of us, our surroundings and environment.

The same relates to using plastic bags (especially those thin ones) for almost everything, single tomato or cucumber I see that a lot around and it seems nobody cares even with huge media coverage of plastic sea disaster. Recently I was thinking about being this psycho who starts accost people in stores and asking them "Do you really need all those items separated into those plastic bags?". But I feel that the only solution is to regulate by law usage of single-use plastics, which Europe did.

 

 

Workshops in Copernicus Science Center

In April 2018 I had a pleasure to take part in American Arts Incubator workshops lead by artist Amy Karle and . They were happening in Copernicus Science Center.

 

I also appeared in the episode of Bloomberg ART + TECHNOLOGY series featuring Amy Karle. You can see images of my works and hear my techno & biotech enthusiasm. I appear at 3:26 minute of the movie :)

And below featured in polish :)