This event is free and open to the public.
Here is a custom-made Neuro-Conference Google map (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=207669309441509677867.0004ba80cf4ca82cd8c62).
The Opening of the Neuro-Salon
a part of the Neuro Humanities Entanglement Conference organized by
Barbara Maria Stafford (http://www.barbaramariastafford.com/)
Distinguished University Visiting Professor
Georgia Institute of Technology
Emerging research in the brain sciences has set into motion fundamental questions relating to social, political, aesthetic, and scientific discoveries. This exciting research moment opens an opportunity for crafting theoretical and practical convergences over major issues that have long bedeviled the liberal arts and the neurosciences. To help foster, as well as model, these new kinds of interdisciplinary engagements, Georgia Tech is organizing a two-day Neuro Humanities Entanglement Conference (http://www.coa.gatech.edu/event/georgia-tech-neuro-humanities-entanglement-conference-and-neuro-salon). (See this PDF (https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.iac.gatech.edu%2Ffiles%2Fwysiwyg%2Ffile%2FNeuro-program-2012-web.pdf) for program details.)
Please join us the evening of Wednesday, April 11 for the opening of the Neuro-Salon, to be held in conjunction with the conference, which will feature thought-provoking installations that demonstrate some of the remarkable conceptual collaborations already underway, including Jun Ueda’s Vibrating Glove, a wearable device that improves tactile sensitivity and motor task efficiency and promises potential applications ranging from assisting explorers working in cold, underwater and space environments to assisting senior citizens in the handling small objects, a task that becomes increasingly difficult with age.
The event will begin at 7pm with a performance by the band Qurious, continue with readings from the novels, The Tantalus Letters (http://www.lablit.com/series/2), by Laura Otis and This Shared Dream (http://www.amazon.com/This-Shared-Dream-Kathleen-Goonan/dp/0765313545) by Kathleen Ann Goonan and conclude with a a tour of the salon with presentations by the featured artists. Light refreshments will be served.
Photo: Jun Ueda with his Vibrating Glove (courtesy of Georgia Tech)