Thursday, 18 October 2012

Neurodiversity: Experiencing Autism

It's a free event: eventbrite or telephone booking a must as there is limited seating in the DPL.

To register, visit or call 0161 295 2929.

Name:                       Neurodiversity: Experiencing Autism

Date/time:                 Tuesday 23 October, 6.00pm-8.00pm

Venue:                     Digital Performance Laboratory, University of Salford, MediaCityUK, M50 2HE

Event summary:       Lecture by American artist and philosopher Ali Hossaini, part of the ‘As Yet Impossible’ lecture series.


Ali Hossaini is an artist, philosopher, writer and entrepreneur. In 2010 the New York Times described him as a "biochemist turned philosopher turned television producer turned visual poet".  During his highly prolific career he has exhibited his video works internationally whilst also maintaining executive roles in a media and technology-oriented businesses, including MSNBC, ZDTV, Oxygen Media and LAB HD where he has introduced innovations in content, interaction and distribution. This year he moved to the UK to become CEO of CAV Network, a UK-based consortium of cinemas and art centres.

For his As Yet Impossible lecture he will talk about Neurodiversity, an immersive art project that explores what it’s like to be autistic. He will describe how he is combining first person accounts of autism with neurological research and his own observations to model the condition as an immersive, multisensory installation. Ali will argue that "being in another person's skin" is scientifically possible and ethically desirable.

                                 Part of the ‘As Yet Impossible’ lecture series.

                                 Admission: Free.

                                 To register, visit or call 0161 295 2929.

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