BE ANOTHER LAB is an interdisciplinary art
collective dedicated to investigate embodied and telepresence experiments.
We believe that the understanding of the “self” is related to the
understanding of the “Other” and that more than individuals, we are part
of a broader system called humanity. Under this perspective, we search for
innovative possibilities on the concepts of embodied interaction, extended
body and extended mind by mixing low-budget digital technology with social
relations, Web and also neuroscientist methodologies.
The goal of Be Another Lab is to explore
the concepts of empathy through
technology, science, and art.
Programmer seeking the empowerment of individuals and communities by
digital means. He likes to work in interdisciplinary environments where
science, humanities and technology meet and stimulate each other.
Philippe Bertrand Interdisciplinary artist,
investigator, activist. Interested in interactive narratives and 2.0 tools
of social intervention.
We develop Creative Commons tools based on OpenKnowledge and are
collaborating with experimental psychologists and neurologists to develop
usage procedures to ‘the machine’ as a low-budget rehabilitation system,
and also as an immersive role playing system. Sub
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Together, the goal of Be Another Lab is to explore the concepts of
empathy through technology, science, and art (…) Be Another Lab takes a
different, more visceral approach to exploring empathy. Instead of using
digital avatars, the group uses performers to copy the movements of a
subject: for example, racial bias is studied by having a subject’s
actions mirrored by a performer of color. "
CURRENT INVESTIGATION "The project has shown endless
possibilities and the next steps of the investigation would be to
measure EMPATHY generated among users. We are also very interested in
collaborating with: psychology investigators dedicated to Mentalization-based
treatment (MBT); Human scientists working on Conflict Resolution and
Social Relations; and also neuroscientists, working on rehabilitation
and body perception."
"THE MACHINE TO BE ANOTHER is an art experiment designed as interactive
performance installation that offers users the possibility to interact
with the story of another person: seeing themselves in the body of
another person, and listening to this other person thoughts inside their
final goal is to generate empathy among individuals of different social,
cultural, ideological contexts, using for this performances that
addresses issues like peaceful convivence, prejudice of any kind,