Dieter Vandoren

Dieter Vandoren will talk about Lampyridae, an art project created with Matteo Marangoni. Taking their name from the scientific denomination of the family of the fireflies, the Lampyridae are a swarm of semi-autonomous artificial creatures. In contrast to our daily-use electronic devices that stealthily send data all over the globe, these creatures communicate within a local area by exchanging signals that are situated entirely within the range of human perception: light and sound. They are also parasites. Lacking the means for locomotion, they rely on humans to move around and find their mates. Dieter will dive into how they created a swarm of creatures that sing, signal and seduce.