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.