11:30 - 12:15

15 June

P2

Dreamachine and the science of perception

Imagine a machine that creates vivid illusions, kaleidoscopic patterns and explosions of colour in your mind, as you experience it with your eyes closed. Commissioned by UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK, Dreamachine is designed to explore the limitless potential of the human mind. Join Director Jennifer Crook, neuroscientist and bestselling author Anil Seth, Anthony Engi Meacock of the Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble and Kim Leigh Pontin, Creative Director of Nexus Studios, as they share the inspiration behind Dreamachine, how it works and how it’s helping to explore the wonder of how we perceive and create the world around us.

Anil Seth

Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience - University of Sussex

Anthony Engi Meacock

Partner - Assemble

Jennifer Crook

Director - collective act

Kim-Leigh Pontin

Creative Director - Nexus Studios

Festival Stage 1