Project

Hack the Brain 2014

During the annual Hack the Brain event experts gather to explore the opportunities of DIY brainhacking. Researchers, hackers, designers and artists come together to bring neuroscience to the next level. In the days of Rembrandt we explored the body, now we explored the mind.

Can we replay our dreams in the future? Will you be selling your brain capacity or outsource certain activities? Connect brains to become one super brain, extremely intuitive? Will our thoughts be marketing material in an age where an EEC machine displays what movie someone is watching?

New technological possibilities and the wide availability of soft- & hardware makes neuroscience - and our knowledge about the brain - more and more accessibleIn the tradition of Rembrandt’s Anatomical Lesson, de Waag in Amsterdam turns into the nerve centre of DIY Brainhackers. Including a public debate with thought leaders, artists, neuromarketers, scientists and anyone interested.

Hack the brain is an annual event. Founding partners are Waag Society & Total Active Media. Partners are Donders Institute (Radboud University Nijmegen) and TNO. Hack the Brain 2014 was made possible by BrainGain, ClickNL, City of Amsterdam, Interaxon, Jonas Vorwerk, Neurensics, Fund Creative Industry, TMSI, VicarVision and Wirelab.

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Duration of the project: 
01-05-2014 to 01-07-2014