Joe Banks’ talk Rorschach Audio will be an exploration of the art and science of psychoacoustic ambiguities. Part detective story, part artistic and cultural critique, he lifts the lid on an array of fascinating and under-examined perceptual and political phenomena.

If you have an interest in the following then get your seat early…. air-traffic control, anechoic chambers, artificial oxygen carriers, audio art, bell-ringing, cocktail parties, cognitive science, communications interference, compost, the death penalty, Electronic Voice Phenomena, evangelism, evolutionary biology, experimental music, ghosts, the historiography of art, illusions of sound and illusions of language, lip-reading jokes, nuclear blast craters, predictive texting, singing hair, sonic archives, sound design, steam trains, tinnitus, the Turing Test, Victorian blood painting, visual depth and space perception, ultrasonic visual music, ventriloquism, voices and warehouse fires and robberies.