PhD thesis TU Delft by Karen Lancel and book launch: 'CAN I TOUCH YOU ONLINE? Embodied, Empathic Intimate Experience of Shared Social Touch in Hybrid Connections.' 2023. Promotor: Prof. Dr. F.M. Brazier. Technical University of Delft, TPM, Participatory Systems Lab. Download PDF Thesis.
Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam and LIMA Platform for Media Art Amsterdam. ‘REBOOT’: The ‘Digital Canon (1960-2000)’ (selection of 20 Dutch Media Art Works). With artists a.o.: Peter Struycken, JODI, Driessen/Verstappen, Jan Robert Leegte, Jeffrey Shaw, Martine Neddam, Michel Waisvisz. Performance Installation Agora Phobia (digitalis).
Multiplica 2023, Digital Arts. Rotondes, Luxembourg. Performance Installation Kissing Data Symphony.
Textiel Factorij, the Netherlands and India. Artistic Research, exhibition. Pilot: Touching Data.
LIMA Platform for Media Art Amsterdam. Round table, website: HyperTouching.
Mixed reality Lab, University Nottingham in collaboration with Prof. Steve Benford. Presentation, workshop, artistic research: HyperTouching Robots: Experience of Intimacy, Collission and Consent.
HvA University of Applied Science Amsterdam. Commission: Martijn de Waal/Civic Media Group; Frank Kresin. Performance Installation HyperTouching Shared Selfie.
Eurohaptics Conference, TU Delft. Co-organisation workshop Toolkit for Touching Consent.
University Leiden - Brave New World. Lecture HyperTouching Attention.
VR Days, De Doelen Rotterdam
AFK Amsterdam Fund for Art committee member of the advisory commission 2023- 2027.
Fund for Creative Industry: Digital Culture Grant for prototyping art-science research HyperTouching.

LIMA Platform for Media Art Amsterdam. Development HyperTouching Media Art Platform (Round tables, Exhibitions, Website, Publication).
Art Campus University Twente Art Committee: Prof. Peter Paul Verbeek, Pieter B Muller; with Prof. Jan van Erp (social touch research). Performance Installation. TouchMyTouch.
Innovation Days Enschede. Incl. artists Anouk Wiprecht, Victor Mids, Ana Grimbrere. Performance Installation: Kissing Data. Discussion panel with Prof. Sarah Durston University Utrecht.
RIXC Center for new media Culture Riga with ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. ‘Splintered Realities’. Lecture: Empathy Ecologies
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein. ‘Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine’. Curator: Amelie Klein. Lecture & Discussion panel with curator Mea Hoffmann and artist Eva Ostrowska: Dating Data in the Digital Era.

Ars Electronica Linz in collaboration with EMAP European Media Art Platform and werkleitz. Curator Peter Zorn.
LABoral, Gijon Spain. In collaboration with EMAP European Media Art Platform and the European ARTificial Intelligence LAB. Curator: Karin Ohlenschläger. Virtual Exhibition and Lecture. Kissing Data.
Werkleitz Halle, Germany. Member European Media Art Platform & Creative Europe Programme. Curator: Peter Zorn. With Coralie Vogelaar and Arjon Dunnewind. Kissing Data.
IMAL Brussels 'Swipe Right'. Curator: Valentina Peri. Kissing Data.
UP Projects London TIPS (This is Public Space). Commission art work online: Touch My Touch.
UP Projects London Online discussion panel: Nathalie Kane (Curator Digital Art V&A Museum London), Prof. Gabriella Giannacchi, Lancel/Maat
University Twente Public Art Collection & Department of interaction design: Touch My Touch
PierK Touch My Touch
HvA, University of Applied Sciences Civic Media, Smart City Touch My Touch
Interviews, and Lancel/Maat Essay & Paper publications:
1) 'Viral Intimacy’ (2020) Lancel K, Maat H. In: Recipes for the Future. Publication Dutch Consulate Düsseldorf & Impakt Utrecht.
2) ’Sounds of Feeling’ Lancel K, Maat H, Blanton A. In: Malinowska A, Valentina P (eds.) Data Dating. Edition Galerie Charlot Paris. Intellect Books UK
3) 'Interview with Lancel Maat in Art & PhD series** (2021) Goede N. Metropolis M

IMPAKT Utrecht. Cyborg Web Project. (partner European Media Art Platform & Creative Europe Programme). ‘Cyborgs Web Project’. Artists a.o: Monobanda, Klazien van der Zandschulp, Pieter Paul Verbeek, Stelarc.
LABoral, Gijon Spain. In collaboration with EMAP European Media Art Platform. ‘When the butterflies of the soul flutter their wings...' Curator: Karin Ohlenschläger. Kissing Data
Edgecut performance series @ NEW INC at The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, and New York Live Arts. Curators: Heidi Boisvert and Kat Mustatea. Part 3: ‘Sanity’. Intimacy Agents
Frascati Theaters Amsterdam. ‘ComeTogether #5’. Empathy Ecologies
ComeTogether#5 Frascati Theaters Amsterdam Empathy Ecologies
Essay & Paper publications:
1) ’Saving Face’: shared experience and dialogue on social touch, in smart public space’. Lancel K, Maat H, Brazier FM. In: Nijholt A. (eds) Making Smart Cities More Playable. Gaming Media and Social Effects. Springer, Singapore.
2) ’Hosting social touch in public space of merging realities’. Lancel K, Maat H, Brazier FM. In: ArtsIT 2019 proceedings. Publisher: Springer Verlag.
3) ’Designing disruption for social touch, in public spaces of merging realities: a multi-sensory model‘. Lancel K, Maat H, Brazier FM. In: Int. J. of Arts and Technology. Special Issue from ArtsIT 2018 Arts and Technology, Inderscience Publishers.

Award: TASIE 2019 Tsinghua University & Wu Guanzhong Art Science Innovation Award for Research 'Shared Senses' (2014-2020).
Exhibition National Museum of China, Beijing: "AS Helix: The Integration of Art and Science in the Age of Artificial Intelligence."
Award: Golden Calf NFF Netherlands Film Festival Interactive nomination.
Exhibition at NFF Interactive Expo at Impakt Utrecht Kissing Data Symphony
Netherlands Digital Art Canon (1960–2000), LIMA Amsterdam Agora Phobia (digitalis) (2000). LIMA about the Canon: "Experts from the field of digital culture selected twenty of the most prominent and influential works since 1960 made on Dutch soil by artists".
OCT Design & Art Gallery Shenzhen China Lecture series 'The Entelechy of A Hypernatural Generation', with Stefano Mancuso, Zheng Bo and Paola Antonelli (MoMa, New York).
Baltan Laboratories en DWW Dutch Design Week Eindhoven 2019, BlockChain Brainwave Weding Lab Highlight 4 best DutchDesignWeek presentations
ISEA 2019 Gwangju South Korea - Lux Aeterna Exhibition Intimate Data Symphony and lecture.
A Critical History of Media Art in the Netherlands (1985-now). Platforms, policies, technologies. (Eds.) Sanneke Huisman, Marga van Mechelen, University of Amsterdam. Publisher: Jap Sam Books
Paper publications:
1) Lancel K, Maat H, Brazier FM (2019) Saving Face: Shared experience and dialogue on social touch, in playful smart public space. In: Anton Nijholt (ed.) Playable Cities. Publisher: Springer Verlag, forthcoming in 2019
2) Lancel K, Maat H, Brazier FM (2019) EEG KISS:
 Shared Multi-Modal, Multi Brain Computer Interface Experience, in public Space. In: Anton Nijholt (ed.) Brain Art. Brain-Computer Interfaces for Artistic Expression. Publisher: Springer Verlag, Human-Computer Interaction series
3) Lancel K, Maat H, Brazier FM (2019) Kissing Data. Distributed Haptic Connections through Social Touch. In: RIXC gallerija Riga (ed.) Acoustic Space Volume: Virtualities and realities. New experiences, art and ecologies in immersive environments. Publisher: University of Liepaja Latvia, no. 17. Artistic Research.

Award: GAAC Global Art & AI Competition 2018 Tsinghua University Beijing. Innovation Award for 2 works: EEG KISS & Kissing Data.
Ars Electronica Festival Linz. Error. The Art of imperfection. Curators: Christl Bauer, Veronika Liebl, Gerfried Stocker.
Haus der Elektronische Kunst HeK Basel. Future Love. Desire and Kinship in Hypernature.
Curator: Boris Magrini
. With: Micha Cárdenas (US), Chloé Delarue (CH), Olga Fedorova (RU), Ed Fornieles (UK), Joey Holder (UK), Mary Maggic (US), Dmitry Morozov (RU), Špela Petrič (SI), Wong Ping (HK), Tabita Rezaire (FR), Una Szeemann (CH), Pinar Yoldas (TR/US), !Mediengruppe Bitnik (CH)
RobotLove en DDW Dutch Design week Eindhoven Eindhoven. Curator: Ine Gevers. With among others: Hito Steierl, L.A. Raeven, Arnon Grunberg, Marco Donnarumma, Jennifer Kanary, Koert van Mensvoort, Pierre Huyghe/Philippe Parreno , Anouk Wipprecht, Kondition Pluriel, Driessens & Verstappen.] (
National Arts Festival South Africa. Creativate Cinema. 2018.
ASKO/Schönberg Amsterdam. Obsession #2 - Music and Robotics.
VondelCS - Future Lab, Amsterdam. With a.o. Jonathan Reus.
RIXC, Riga. White Nights. Curators: Rasa Smites, Raitis Smits.
RIXC, Riga. RIXC Art Science Festival. Curators: Rasa Smites, Raitis Smits.
Technical University Twente Human-Technology Relations: Postphenomenology and Philosophy of Technology
mitassist, Gottingen. Organizer: Knut Schnell.
CHI Montreal Computer Human Interaction Conference
Artistic Brain-Computer Interfaces. Organizer: Anton Nijholt.
CHI Montreal Computer Human Interaction Conference
Reshaping Touch Communication: An Interdisciplinary Research Agenda. Organizers: Sara Price, Kerstin Leder Mackley, Carey Jewitt, Gijs Huisman.
ArtsIt Conference, Playable Cities Workshop. Organizer: Anton Nijholt. Braga Portugal.
EMAP European Media Arts Platform, artists in residency at RIXC, Riga.
Mondriaan Foundation Stipendium for Established Artists.
Paper publications:
1) Lancel K, Maat H, Brazier FM (2018) Saving Face: Play-full Design for Social Engagement, in Public Smart City Spaces.’ In: ArtsIT 2018/DLI 2018, LNICST 265 proceedings. Publisher: Springer Verlag
2) E.E.G. KISS: Shared Multimodal BCI Experience. Authors: Karen Lancel, Hermen Maat, Frances Brazier. Abstract. CHI 2018 Proceedings.
3) Can I touch You Online? Authors: Karen Lancel, Hermen Maat, Frances Brazier. Abstract. CHI 2018 Proceedings. 4) Can I touch You Online? Authors: Karen Lancel, Hermen Maat, Frances Brazier. Abstract. CHI 2018 Proceedings.

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Stedelijk Statements / Worlding the Brain 2017 Exhibition and Conference. Curator: Patricia Pisters
Science and Art Gallery Dublin / Waag Society, ‘Hack the Brain’. Curators: Lucas Evers, Mairéad Hurley. Artists a.o. Marco Donnarumma. Collaboration with Alexander von Lühmann, University Berlin. Third Prize.
ARS ELECTRONICA exhibition at VolksWagen Group Forum Berlin 'You and I'. Curator: Manuela Naveau.
Rietveld Academie / Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Curator: Jorinde Seijdel. Studium Generale 'What’s happening to our brain?’.
Kulturstiftung de Bundes (D) at Frankfurter Kunstverein ‘Fellow-me, The Sensitive Museum’. Curator: Marie Haff.
ARTEZ Academy Arnhem. Studium Generale ‘Artistic research’.
Nutshuis, The Hague. Curator: Mirjam Zweers.
Casco, Utrecht. 'Haptic Visuality / the Commons'. Curator: Anne Punt.
University of Twente, DesignLab. 'ThingsCon Salon Intimate Technology' series, performance workshop. Curator: Frank Kresin.
RIXC Center for new media Culture Riga, at Latvian National Museum of Art. Conference with artists-scientists speakers a.o. Chris Salter, 'VIRTUALITIES AND REALITIES'.

Beall Center for Art + Technology Exhibition 'Embodied encounters'. University of California, Irvine. Curators: David Familian, Simon Penny. With: Rhona Byrne, George Khut, Alex May, Miriam Simun, Sha Xin Wei. Exhibition of E.E.G. KISS Performance installation and Artistic research
Beall Center for Art + Technology Conference: 'A Body of Knowledge: Embodied Cognition and the Arts', University of California, Irvine. Directed by Prof. Simon Penny. Speakers a.o.: Antonio Damasio, Sally Jane Norman, Chris Salter.
E.E.G. KISS Performance + panel presentation

RIXC Center for new media Culture, Riga Exhibition 'OPEN FIELDS' Exhibition Hall of the National Library of Latvia. Curator Rasa Smite. With a.o.: Rafael LOZANO-HEMMER, James AUGER, PolakvanBekkum. Exhibition E.E.G. KISS Artistic research
RIXC Art Science festival Riga Conference 'OPEN FIELDS'. Curator Rasa Smite. Speakers among others: Christiane PAUL /Whitney Museum; Monica BELLO / Arts@CERN. Performance E.E.G. KISS Engaged Art Fair. Curated by Staff_Room, Amsterdam. Location: De Balie Amsterdam. With a.o. Renzo Martens; Jonas Staal; Debra Solomon & Jaromil Rojo; Bik & VanderPol. E.E.G. KISS Performance installation. Premiere: E.E.G. KISS portraits, prints in collaboration with Paulina Matusiak.
Hongkong, ISEA 2016

 'Digital Synesthesia' research group show. Co-curated by University of Applied Arts Vienna, ZKM Karlsruhe. Co-curators: Katharina Gsöllpointner, Ruth Schnell, Romana Schuler, Jeffrey Shaw, Peter Weibel. Performance installation Synesthetic E.E.G. Kiss
Transmediale Berlin 'Conversationpiece' Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin Curator: Eric Kluitenberg. Artistic Research Tele_Trust for networking bodies
Angewandte Innovation Lab (AIL) 2016. University of Applied Arts Vienna DIGITAL SYNESTHESIA. With City University Hongkong, ZKM Karlsruhe. Curators: Katharina Gsöllpointner, Romana Schuler, Jeffrey Shaw, Peter Weibel. Performance installation Synesthetic E.E.G. Kiss
BCAC Contemporary Art Center Beijing Opening-performance Thangka exhibition. Curators: Cui Qiao (BCAF), Susa Pop (Connecting Cities Berlin), Milia Xin Bi. Performance-installation Saving Face. Frascati Theatres Amsterdam 2016 'The end of Privacy Festival'. Curators: Marc Timmer, Kiki Rosingh. E.E.G. KISS performance installation.
Groninger Museum and Sign gallery Groningen. 'Art Science night'. Performance installation E.E.G. KISS
UvA University of Amsterdam, Conference. WORLDING THE BRAIN: Patterns, Rhythms, Narratives in Neuroscience and the Humanities 2016 by Stephan Besser, Machiel Keestra, Julian Kiverstein, Flora Lysen, Patricia Pisters,Tycho Hoogland. Speakers a.o. Andreas Roepstorff. Panel presentation, discussion with Alberto Novello, Suzanne Dikker & Matthias Oostrik. Video show E.E.G. KISS.
2015-2016 Collaboration research Digital Synesthesia Research Group Synesthetic E.E.G. Kiss
 University of Applied Arts Vienna, City University Hongkong, ZKM Karlsruhe. Curators: Katharina Gsöllpointner, Romana Schuler, Jeffrey Shaw, Peter Weibel
. Supported by Mondriaan Fund.
'Europe by People' at the De Zwijger Amsterdam. Big, Open & Beautiful: 'Hack the Body' with Baltan Laboratories, Waag Society for Old and New Media 2014-2017 Lancel is member advisory board Mondriaan Fonds / Mondriaan Fund
2013-2017 Lancel is member advisory board 'Kunst en Cultuur Commissie Amsterdam Zuid (ACK)' (Stadsdeel zuid)


256th Venice Art Biennale 2015: China Pavillion. Curators: Cui Qiao (BCAF Beijing Contemporary Art Center) Susa Pop (Connecting Cities Berlin), Milia Xin Bi. Performance-installation Saving Face Venice-Beijing
BCAF Contemporary Art Center Beijing. The museum's opening exhibition. Curators: Cui Qiao (BCAF), Susa Pop (Connecting Cities Berlin). Milia Xin Bi. Performance-installation Saving Face Venice-Beijing
Hong Kong City University, CONTEMPORARY CODE – ARTISTIC RESEARCH. With University of Applied Arts Vienna, ZKM Karlsruhe. Digital Synesthesia Research Group. Curators: Gerald Bast, Alexander Damianisch, Romana Schuler. Installation: E.E.G. Kiss
2015-2016 Collaboration research. Digital Synesthesia Research Group Synesthetic E.E.G. Kiss
 University of Applied Arts Vienna, City University Hongkong, ZKM Karlsruhe. Curators: Katharina Gsöllpointner, Ruth Schnell,
 Romana Schuler, Jeffrey Shaw, Peter Weibel
, supported by Mondriaan Fund
Gogbot 'Internet of things' media art festival Enschede. Curator: Kees de Groot. Performance-installation Synesthetic E.E.G. Kiss
Brakke Grond Theaters / Yami-ICHI Amsterdam. With a.o. Martine Neddam/Mouchette, PolakvanBekkum, Luis Rodil Fernandez, JODI, performance-installation E.E.G. Kiss
Phillips laboratory Eindhoven Scientific Research into data visualisation and 'validation of intimacy and intimate perception'; through EEG data in artist's performance E.E.G. Kiss
Holland Festival: Salon Stadsleven De Balie Amsterdam. Curator: Tracy Metz, with among others Martijn de Waal, Polakvan Bekkum; performance-installation and lecture Saving Face
VPRO Medialab Eindhoven; media-lab opening event, lecture and performance-installation E.E.G. Kiss
TodaysArt Den Haag, lecture Synesthetic E.E.G. Kiss and Expert Meeting 'Hack the Body' by Baltan Laboratories & Host Center
National Centre for Contemporary Arts. Yekaterinburg Russia. Curator: Ilya Shipilovskikh StalkShow

Baltan Laboratories, Eindhoven. Curators: Olga Mink, Koen Snoeckx, performance installation E.E.G. Kiss
University Twente 'Social and Affective Touch' symposium by Dr. Jan van Erp; guest lecture Saving Face, E.E.G. Kiss
Grant: MondriaanFonds, Vrije beurs Praktijkverdieping for the projects Synesthetic E.E.G. Kiss and Global Kiss
2015 Neuro-aesthetics & neuro-cultures research group at Institute for Culture and History, by Prof. Patricia Pisters, Prof. Rob Zwijnenberg, PhD Candidate Flora Lysen guest lecture
'Play, Performance, Participate Conference University Utrecht, curators Nanna Verhoeff (Urban Interfaces research group) and Chiel Kattenbelt; performance installation Saving Face
2014-2015 Lancel is commitee member Mondriaan Fonds / Mondriaan Fund
2013-2015 Lancel is committee member of
'Kunst en Cultuur Commissie Amsterdam Zuid (ACK)'** (Stadsdeel zuid)


2014 TASML Artists in residency, Tsinghua University Beijing Grant by Mondriaan Foundation. Art & Science research project: Tele_Matic Handshake in collaboration with prof. Hong Bo (neural engineering lab). Curator / director: Zhang Ga
2014 ISEA DUBAI: Wearable DataCloud. NOW: Preparation workshops in Dubai for a new series of DataVeils. Interactive & multi-gender wearable design. See also: Tele_Trust
Connecting Cities Urban Media Lab at: iMAL Brussels. Lecture 'Below the Surface: Criticality in Cultural Interfaces.' Case study: Saving Face, artist project by Lancel&Maat. By Nanna Verhoeff, Associate professor Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University
Todays Art 2014 The Hague. Sensory Experiences Summit, 2014. Curator Olof van Winden; presentation 'E.E.G. Kiss'
2014-2015 Mondriaan Fund Committee member: Karen Lancel
2013-2015 Amsterdam City Art committee member (Stadsdeel-Zuid): Karen Lancel
Waag Society Old&New Media Amsterdam: 'Hack the Brain'
Research project GLOBAL HANDSHAKE by Lancel&Maat. With: TNO and Donders Intsitute. Art-science project on haptical and visual perception through EEG brainwaves: 'Can I touch you online?'
Read more:
Team Shared Senses: 'Feeling each other on a distance'
Dutch television: 'Kennis van nu'
Lectures/ masterclasses
Pakhuis de Zwijger Amsterdam 'Beamlab'
Vodafone Amsterdam 'Firestarters': Masterclass Interactive Art
report Vodafone masterclass
Beijing Ibsen International: Artists’ Talk Series 1: New Media and Theatre
✹Tsinghua University Beijing; media, art and design department


Award: 'Best Practice Award 2013' by Virtueel Platform / The New Institute
Connecting Cities Public Art Lab Berlin / Bauhaus Dessau & Ars Electronica Linz. Performance Installation Saving Face
International urban screen project including Montreal, Marseille, Linz, Bauhaus Dessau, Brussels, Helsinki. Curator: Susa Pop
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Performance Installation Master Touch. Rijksstudio Jubilee November 1. Commissioned by: Shailoh Phillips
Museumnacht 2013, thanks to: Amber van der Chijs.●Rijksmuseum.Download your Master Touch portrait.
Arti & Amicitiae Amsterdam, 2nd Prize Museumnacht Performance Installation Tele_Trust Exhibition 'Living sculptures.' Curators: Frans Fransicus and Arjen Lancel
with a.o. Zorro Feigl, Sander Veenhof, Leonard van Munster, Tinkelbell.
De Appel Amsterdam. Book presentation, author: Caroline Nevejan: Witnessing You, on Trust and Truth in a networked world. Artists Essay: 'TeleTrust for networking bodies.'
Gemeente Museum Zwolle. Performance Installation. Curator: Adriaan de Regt. Saving Face
Grant by Mondriaan Foundation for Artists in residency. Curator / director: TASML Artists in residency Beijing: Zhang Ga. Artistic research project: Tele_Matic handshake
Technical University of Delft / European EIT ICT Lab Symposium Mediating Justice, by Dr. Caroline Nevejan. With: Sjoukje van der Meulen, Ronald Ophuis, Martin Butler, Frances Brazier, Datcu. Artist Lecture: Immersive Courtoom, part of artistic PhD
Public space commission (completion): Community Car / Spiegelbus, 2009-2013. Commissioned by: Art committee Zeist and Housing company Seysterveste
Social design, mobile architecture and participatory art work.
Public space commission (completion): Commissioned by: Province of Utrecht en Center Visual Art CBK Utrecht . Social design, sculpture, website and participatory art work: Digital Hitchhiker / De Digitale Lifter 2008-2013.
Media Art Academy and Hanze university for applied sience Groningen. Publication: The artist as a host Authors: Lancel/Maat. Publisher: Researchgroup/ Lectoraat 'Image in context', Dr. A. Coumans. Download:
Media Art Academy and Hanze university for applied sience Groningen. Symposium Let's Energize. Curators: Dr. Anne Nigten and Dr. Anke Coumans Radio discussion: 'Sustainable conversations' (Author: Richard Sennett). November 16, 2013.
Zone2Source Amsterdam with Josephine Bosma and Alice Smits: The Third Nature: dinner conversations

3rd Art & Science International Exhibition, Symposium TASIE Beijing, China. Perfromance Installation Saving Face. Curator: Zhang Ga. With a.o.: Daan Roosegaarde, Driessen & Verstappen, Theo Jansen. Science and Technology Museum Beijing. Catalogue
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam NL - ‘AugmentIt!’ Performance Installation Tele_Trust. Curator: Margriet Schavemaker. With a.o: Sander Veenhof