FutureEverything's Future Sessions

Talk: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and José Luis de Vicente


Thu 01 January -
Sat 06 July

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Running time

1 hour


1830 Warehouse, Science and Industry Museum

Unreserved Seating

Age guidelines

8+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult

Price range

£5 Adult webBreak £1 Under 18s webBreak £2 transaction fee per order (no per ticket fee)


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Join artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and curator José Luis de Vicente as they discuss the origins and making of Atmospheric Memory, a breathtaking art environment where you can see, hear and even touch the sounds that travel through the atmosphere.

Atmospheric Memory is inspired by computing pioneer Charles Babbage and his proposition that if all spoken words remain recorded in the air, a powerful computer could potentially ‘rewind’ the movement of all air molecules to recreate the voices of everyone who has ever spoken in the past. In this intimate conversation between artist and curator, we’ll unravel the ideas behind this ambitious artwork and how Babbage’s groundbreaking thinking from 180 years ago still relates to the technology-driven society of today.

Future Sessions is a programme of talks, walking tours and conversations exploring the themes and technologies of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s breathtaking new work, Atmospheric Memory.

Future Sessions is curated and produced by FutureEverything, in partnership with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).

Future Sessions


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