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Eyes in the Sky, Birds in the Heart and Mind

April 10, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Counterforce Lab Salon, ep. 5

Augmented Reality + Interspecies Friendship + Community-Storytelling

Dr. Francesca Albrezzi (UCLA Digital Humanities) and Yogan Müller (UCLA DMA) will explore how digital methodologies can open up immersive experiences for sensory modalities of engagement between the human and the more-than-human.

This newly-to-be-built AR interface will offer a virtual space where viewers can experience the awe of avian life, fostering interspecies friendship without encroaching on their sensitive space. Simultaneously, they will discuss AR to facilitate community storytelling and place-making as a part of a virtual counter-map wherever iterations of the Biophilia Treehouse are welcomed.

Dr. Albrezzi’s background includes extensive work in museums, such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Getty Museum, exploring the greater contextual understanding of art and culture through the use of digital visualization.

Free lunch!

Eyes in the Sky, Birds in the Heart and Mind is Counterforce Lab’s 2023 lecture series exploring interspecies friendships and entering into conversations across disciplines. We ask how technology, in combination with different knowledge systems and design, can provide an avenue to connect with and learn from the more-than-human. Drones, or, “eyes in the sky,” craan enrich our empathetic connection to the natural world, if we think critically about how we use them.

Made possible with the generous support of a UCLA IDRE grant and UCLA, Design Media Arts Department.


April 10, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Counterforce Lab
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Experimental Digital Arts, UCLA Broad Art Center
240 Charles E. Young Dr. N
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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