Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, the artist behind Atmospheric Memory, is joined by José Luis de Vicente, FutureEverything’s curator, in a conversation about the origins and making of this extraordinary sensory experience.
Atmospheric Memory is inspired by Victorian inventor Charles Babbage’s proposition that all spoken words remain recorded in the air and that a powerful computer could potentially ‘rewind’ the movement of all air molecules to recreate the voices of everyone who has ever spoken in the past. This conversation will unravel the ideas behind this ambitious project and how Charles Babbage and his contemporaries’ groundbreaking thinking relates to today’s technologically-driven society.
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Future Sessions is a programme of talks, walking tours and conversations exploring the themes and technologies of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s breathtaking new work, Atmospheric Memory.
Future Sessions is curated and produced by FutureEverything, in partnership with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).