Guest Speaker Lecture Series
Date: October 19, 2023
Time: 9 am – 10 am (Pacific Standard Time)
Topic of discussion: “Foundational Rhythms”
“Life on Earth developed in concert with cyclic variations associated with Earth’s rotation, its orbit around the sun and linked phenomena, such as sunlight, seasonal and weather influences. As primeval organic compounds assembled into increasingly complex forms, these forcing energetic rhythmical variations impressed themselves onto the fundamental structures of living organisms that populated the Earth.”
Alan Macy is the R&D Director and co-founder of Biopac Systems, a worldwide biomedical company. Macy is a Research Specialist at the META Lab in UCSB Psychology. Macy is the founder of the Santa Barbara Center of Art, Science and Technology, a live/work residency and art laboratory. Macy designs data collection and analysis systems, used by life science researchers, that help identify the meaning of signals produced by life processes. He has 40+ years of product development experience in human physiological monitoring. His recent research efforts explore ideas of human nervous system extension and the associated influences upon perception. As an applied science artist, he specializes in the creation of cybernated art, interactive sculpture, and environments.