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Hacking the Brain - Advancing Neuroscience through Art

4-4-17 11:45 - 4-4-17 12:30
Aula Lecture Hall D, Mekelweg 5, 2628 CC Delft

Can art and science collaborations lead to better understanding of neuroscience and neurotechnologies?

There has been a rapid development of brain/neural computer interaction (BNCI) research, including hyperscanning and collaborative BNCIs. Simultaneously, a growing community of international artists is exploring the boundaries of brain physiology based interaction in cinema, theatre and interactive installations. Artists address questions of BNCI ethics and aesthetics which are often overlooked by scientists but which spur general public discussion.

Martijn Arts (Total Active Media) and Lucas Evers (Waag) will share their experiences with the neuro-hackathons they have been organising since 2015 in Amsterdam and throughout Europe, and the projects wherein artists, scientists, hackers and the public collabrorate on creative, ethical and non-clinical neurotech applications.

Martijn Arts is one of the partners of advertisining company Total Active Media with a strong interest in neurosciences and neurotechnology. Lucas Evers works at Waag and is responsible for programmes and projects involving the interactions between arts and sciences.

Entrance is free

This event is part of the anniversary celebrations programme of the TU Delft.

Coordinator: TU Delft, other participants are: Trinity College, Dublin (Ireland), Artshare (Portugal), Fondazione Santa Lucia (Italy) and T.S.R. ACT SRO (Czech Republic).


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 686987.