The Luck Factor

May 10, 2014Byens Lys Copenhagen
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Doors open: 19:00
Start programme: 20:00
Byens Lys
Fabriksområdet 99

Why do some people believe in the paranormal? Is it sometimes good to be irrational? Does luck really exist? How do lucky people think and behave? Can people really learn to be lucky?

For this evening’s special event we are delighted to have Prof. Richard Wiseman, experimental psychologist, best-selling author and professional magician, giving for the first time a public lecture in Copenhagen on the psychology behind belief systems, the paranormal and the sense of being lucky.

Why do some people lead happy successful lives whilst others face repeated failure and sadness? Why are some people always in the right place at the right time, while others are always unlucky?

Over many years, Prof. Wiseman has been working with some of the world’s luckiest and unluckiest people to answer these fascinating questions. Discover the result of his work and find out how it can change the way you live your life.

Later, chilled lucky cocktails and a 3D concert by Søren Lyngsø (also known as Vectral) where creative 3D graphics are combined with algorithmic electronic music.

This event is organised in cooperation with the University of Copenhagen.

Talk by

Richard Wiseman

Richard Wiseman is Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire in England. Wiseman is known for his critical examination and frequent debunking of unusual phenomena, including reports of paranormal phenomena. He is author of many books including "The Luck Factor".

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Music by

Søren Lyngsø

Behind the pseudonym Vectral, Søren Lyngsø explores the interplay between electronic compositions and audio-reactive visuals with concerts leading the audience through his sensory labyrinth step by step. His stubborn soundscapes and crackling sound structures consist of electronically arranged material from everyday life heard through homemade software. The visual part consists of live generated 3D graphics using 3D control points to create dynamic colors and shapes.