Event: Alan Hook talks about 'Designing Empathy: Understanding Non-Human Animals'
Come join us for a talk with Alan Hook called 'Designing Empathy: Understanding Non-Human Animals', which will take place on Wednesday 12th December 2018, 5pm–7pm in The Lighthouse. Free tickets can be booked here.
Alan Hook, Lecturer in Interactive Media from University of Ulster, carries out design work that explores how we can build understanding and empathy with non-human animals. His talk will examine explore the benefits and limitations of different media forms to explore inter-species understandings and to challenge our human-centric ways of making art.
Alan will present a series of design pieces that demonstrate how immersive technologies, play, and what he describes as ‘ontological toys’, can help us understand ourselves, and non-humans, in new and exciting ways.
Tickets are free but limited, and early booking is recommended as entry is strictly by ticket only.
by the Falwriting Team