Artist in residence, AI and Apocalypse
Leila is an artist and writer working with speculative science and technology ideas. Her publication and event series, Hack Circus, brought together art, tech, science and philosophy in darkly humorous ways from 2013-2016. In 2015, her "Life Extension Booth" experience and documentary looked at the trade-offs of the immortality bid, and was commissioned as the New Work Award for the Brighton Digital Festival and the British Science Festival. She was the first digital artist-in-residence at Rambert, the UK's leading contemporary dance company, and her resulting LED and thermal video exhibition, Dance With Me, was installed at The Lowry until February 2016. Leila's second book was a gamebook about apocalypses called Enemy of Chaos (2009).
Leila is mining the Panacea Trust archives especially on the Panacea Society and Joanna Southcott to find new and innovative interpretations for our conference, 'AI and Apocalypse'.