The Institute Presents: NEUROSOCIETY
"art that exercises the brain"- Vogue
"instead of just reading about the latest mind-bending experiments in neuroscience... participate in them." -NY Times
The Institute Presents: NEUROSOCIETY, co-created by David Byrne and Mala Gaonkar, is an 60-minute immersive theater performance where you will be guided through a series of experiences created in collaboration with working neuroscience labs.
The Institute Presents: Neurosociety is a series of interactive environments created by Byrne and Gaonkar that present the emerging work of fifteen cognitive neuroscience labs around the world. You will be led through 4 rooms, and in each room you will experience a surprising aspect of yourself and how you relate to the world and to other people. You will see your hand grow giant and you will be embodied in a doll's body. You will see moving objects freeze, predict real elections and face moral dilemmas
Visitors will experience the lab’ work in visceral and entertaining ways. With the consent of participants, visitors’ reactions and decisions will be anonymized and used by the labs to further their research. Each visitor thereby becomes a unique and integral part of The Institute’s ongoing research.
“Experiments, we feel, are a form of theater.”
About David Byrne: David Byrne is co-founder of the influential and acclaimed band Talking Heads. As a solo artist, his career has been prolific and wide-ranging. He has written and directed feature films, exhibited visual art for decades and published both fiction and nonfiction writing to great acclaim.
About Mala Gaonkar: A technology investor at an investment advisory firm, Mala Gaonkar's non-profit work focuses on innovations that shift community behaviors and biases, aiding public health and education outcomes. She is a founding trustee of Ariadne Labs, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering and Surgo Foundation, and a trustee of Tate.
The theater performance is recommended for ages 13+
Attendees must be 10 years and older.
- Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled timeslot -
Each show will run for an estimated 60 minutes.
Tickets are non-refundable and are $45. Tickets are $35 for those with valid student ID. $35 tickets are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 3PM – 6PM. Tickets are valid for your scheduled time only.
Last entry on 2016 December 23rd will be at 2:00pm and the exhibition will re-open on January 4th.
The exhibition will be on view at Pace Art + Technology, located at 350 El Camino Real in Menlo Park and will run until March 31, 2017.
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