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Abhijeet Satani

Abhijeet Satani
Brain-Computer Interface Scientist,
Author, TEDx Speaker

Speech on “Exploring the Intersection of Neuroscience, Healthcare, and Art”

Abhijeet Satani will talk about how cutting-edge advancements in neuroscience and brain-computer interface (BCI) technology are transforming healthcare and improving the lives of individuals.

He’ll also deep-dive into one of his pioneer projects – “The Orgasm Project,” where he explored the neural mechanisms underlying human pleasure and arousal. The idea is to discuss the unique challenges and learnings from this project and how he leveraged art to communicate complex scientific concepts to a wider audience.

In addition, Abhijeet will showcase the power of BCI in recording brain data and its potential in studying brain function in real-time. As a grand finale, he will conduct a live demonstration of using BCI to record brain data from a prominent personality, providing a unique opportunity to witness the fascinating world of neuroscience in action.

To summarise, through this session he will explore the fascinating synergy between art and science, and how they can come together to enhance our understanding of the human brain and its impact on healthcare and society at large. This session promises to be an eye-opening and thought-provoking experience that will leave you with a new appreciation for the intersection of neuroscience and art.

Workshop on “HMMM”.


Kathy Kennedy
Sound Artist
Montreal, Quebec

“Kathy Kennedy’s HMMM workshop offers an opportunity for working together in a new context. HMMM provides an enhanced listening environment, and a friendly, positive space for self-expression. While exploring the commonalities of all voices, this series of activities explores and celebrates individual expression. The workshop does not focus on singing, but explores a more general orality that is available to non-singers alike.  Musical improvisation is a multi-layered conversation, and a playful approach is taken to explore this activity which leads invariably to better collaboration and cooperation. Kennedy is a certificate holder of the esteemed Deep Listening practice of composer Pauline Oliveros. Several decades of this practice has led K. to refine her HMMM series.”

Workshop on “Preserving The Symbiosis Shadow Puppets in New Media Era among the Young Generation”

Associate Prof. Dr. Dahlan Abdul Ghani
Head of Section for Animation
University Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute Information Technology, KL


Associate Professor Dr Dahlan Abdul Ghani is the Head of Section for Animation at Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) Malaysian Institute of Information Technology (MIIT) City Campus. With 20 years experience in teaching Multimedia & Animation subjects, Dr Dahlan has been involved in many research and innovation field such as Multimedia, Game Design, Immersive Application (Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality, Comic & Animation Studies, Short Film (Videography), Creative Advertising and many more. Begin to focus on Digital & Virtual Wayang Kulit or Shadow Puppetry Visual Aesthetics Styles in year 2000 until present, many successful stories were achieved such as Winning Gold Medal at International -IPT Innovation Competition (PECIPTA 2017), Gold Medal at I-Idea Innovation in 2016, Received Outstanding Research Award from India in 2017 as among the pioneers in experimenting 3D Game with Shadow Puppetry, published more than 20 ISI & Scopus Publication journal articles related to Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppetry) and Animation studies

Workshop on “The challenge of independent cinema based on collaboration, cooperation and multiplicity.”
António Costa Valente

António Costa Valente
Assistant professor
Faculty of Human and Social Sciences
CIAC – Center for Research in Art and Communication
University of Algarve
Faro, Portugal


Prof. António Costa Valente is a Researcher at CIAC – Center for Research in Art and Communication and professor at the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the University of Algarve, Portugal, he has a long connection to cinema and the new technologies that have transformed it.
Director and producer, his films have been shown all over the world and have received more than five hundred distinctions.
He was President of the Portuguese Federation of Cine Clubs and is currently Secretary for Europe of the International Federation of Cine Clubs.
A founding member of the Academia Portuguesa de Cinema, he is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of this institution that awards the Sophia Awards and chooses a Portuguese representative for the Oscar, Goya and other Awards.
He produced and co-directed the first feature film in Portuguese animation.
Director, since 1997, of “AVANCA, International Meeting of Cinema, Tv, Video and Multimedia” and since 2010, of the academic conference “AVANCA | CINEMA – International Conference of Cinema – Art, Technology, Communication”.
Having been a professor at several Portuguese universities, collaborator of the “ID+” research center, he has given lectures in the field of cinema and its research at universities and institutions on all continents. He directs the “International Journal of Cinema”.

Publication Workshop on “Getting published in an International Academic Journal: Theatre, Dance and Performance Training”

Dr. Stephen Dobson
Associate Professor of Creativity and Enterprise at the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds


Dr Stephen Dobson is Associate Professor of Creativity and Enterprise at the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds. Research interests span several areas relating to cultural and creative industries and entrepreneurship including; entrepreneurial identity and creative enterprise, the creative workplace and leadership for fostering innovation and creativity, critical management, cross-disciplinary creativity, cultural and creative industries policy, and digital enterprise. Stephen regularly delivers entrepreneurship policy and creative leadership executive programmes for global partners and is a Board Member of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE). In 2018, he has co-edited a Special Issue of the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (IJEI) called ‘The Playway to the Entrepreneurial City’, which explores themes such as the work/play dichotomy as well as urban space for informal events and performance and the reuse of public space for fostering creativity and business incubation.
His PhD in Urban Planning is from the Department of Landscape, School of Architecture at the University of Sheffield and he is interested in the linkages between urban space and the performativity of the city through cultural practices and that of urban policy/planning practices, to support entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems.

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