Science Of Disco – Saturday 5th December
We are holding a very special live experiment which has never been done before – and we need you to take part and dance your way into science history! SIGN UP FOR FREE TICKETS HERE.
We are partnering with Guerilla Science to bring neuroscientists out of the laboratory and onto the dance floor. They want you to help them discover the moment when everything suddenly clicks between a group of people dancing, leading them to synchronise their movements and become one with the music.
We are offering FREE tickets to take part in the experiment, 7.30pm-9.00pm on Saturday 5th December. On arrival you will be offered glitter makeovers and sparkly accessories to dress up in, and our fabulous roller girls will lead you through fun disco dance moves. You will be fitted with a pioneering technological platform which will track your physiological reactions live as you dance to a high energy disco set by DJ Annie O. Once the experiment has ended at 9pm, you and your friends will have free entry to stay on and continue partying at the club till 3am.
For this experiment you won’t be needing lab coats, just lots of glitter. Follow breaking news and latest updates on our Facebook event page and sign up for your free tickets here.
Please note, Carwash will be running on 5th December as usual with doors opening 10pm-3am. To purchase standard tickets and VIP tables please book your tickets here. Free entry to stay on at the club is only eligible to those taking part in the experiment.
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What does this experiment involve?
During peak moments in a DJ set, people often report a sense of collective unity, as if they're moving together as one on the dance floor. This experiment investigates these ecstatic shared musical experiences by recording and analysing spontaneous synchrony across people in a real club environment. During the experiment, data collection devices will record physiological information, which will later be used to pinpoint moments of synchronized behaviour among the audience.
Who is doing the experiment?
The experiment is being conducted by neuroscientists Dr Daniel Margulies and Melissa Ellamil.
Why should I take part?
As well as helping scientists to understand more about collective music synchrony, your entry ticket to the event will be covered. During the event, participants will have the opportunity to pick up disco dance moves from rollergirls, free disco accessories and a glitter makeover.
Are there any risks involved in taking part?
This experiment has received full ethical approval by the Psychology Ethics Sub-Committee at Durham University, and so there are no perceived risks in taking part. However, in the unlikely event that you do experience any distress as a result of your participation, then we will show you how to turn off your data collection device. If you live in the UK and need to seek immediate support, please call SANEline at 08457 678 000 (lines are open from 6pm-11pm).
Do I have to take part?
It is entirely up to you whether you participate or not. If you decide to take part, you are still free to withdraw from the experiment at any time without giving a reason. To do so, simply turn off the data collection devices. Your data will then be discarded.
By taking part in the experiment you agree to the terms below and consent to any data gathered being processed as outlined below.
(Please note that willingness to be contacted is a prerequisite of taking part in this experiment, although future study participation is at your own discretion.)
Guerilla Science Guerilla Science are dedicated to revolutionising how people experience science by mixing it with art, music and play. They are committed to connecting people with science in new ways, and producing live experiences that entertain, inspire, challenge and amaze. guerillascience.org Carwash Carwash has been lighting up the club scene with a riot of colour, sequins and sassy sex appeal for over 25 years making it London’s longest running disco party night. Most recently Carwash have teamed up with Sony Music to release Carwash –Disco Classics compilation album, released in November 2015. Carwash takes place on the first and third Saturday of every month at Loop in central London. Carwash.co.uk
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