Merging Minds is a live multiplayer art installation, that has been co-created as a result of a collaboration between artist/creative technologist duo Yambe Tam & Albert Barbu and the ‘Rethinking Collective Minds’ research strand, part of the Welcome Centre of Ethics and Humanities at the University of Oxford. It is taking place at Fusion Arts, 95 Gloucester Green, OX1 2BU during May 2023.
The work explores the philosophical questions of how we think and act as collectives; a phenomenon made increasingly more sophisticated through technological advances, brain-computer interfaces and digital social networks. As artists in residence, Yambe Tam & Albert Barbu have developed a bespoke multiplayer art videogame and accompanying sculptural artworks, which are inspired by this line of research at the WEH.
This free public exhibition explores the human role in these digital realms, and poses questions such as: Who am I? Where do I end and you begin? What are my responsibilities and rights in a connected and collective space?
The exhibition will run from the 11th to 21st May 2023 (closed Monday 15th) all times below:
11am-5pm; Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, and Sun