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5Hz Labs - Imagining an alternative evolution of voice for social bonding

5Hz is a collaborative project by artist Emma Smith, psychologist Laurence White, cognitive neuroscientist Nina Kazanina and musicologist Emma Hornby. Exploring the power of the voice to connect us to one another, the project imagines an alternative evolution of speech specifically for the purpose of social bonding.

Following public experiments in spring and summer, you are invited this November to participate in a series of open language evolution workshops, talks and laboratory demonstrations by eminent scientists – phoneticians, psychologists, neuroscientists and musicologists – contributing to the development of the artwork and interactive installation, to be presented at Arnolfini in March 2015. The events are a form of public research, allowing active engagement with the science and art through experiments and hands-on activities. Tweet the artist using #5Hz / @ArtistEmmaSmith

5Hz is produced by Arnolfini in collaboration with the University of Bristol, Plymouth University and with the support of the Wellcome Trust. The 5Hz events programme is also supported by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2014.

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