Hello and Welcome to the Art+theBrain course blog. This is a resource and meeting place for our class. As the course evolves, I will update with relevant assignments, readings, films, images and other brain related matter ;|  If you have any questions,  please send  a message.


Inspiration from the Diderot Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers (Encyclopaedia, or a Systematic Dictionary of the Sciences, Arts, and Crafts), 1751.  We will see this actual volume in the collection of rare books at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documention (4th Floor Hunt Library) on Oct 22nd.

 
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October 27th
Workshop with Kindergarteners, Carnegie Mellon Children's School
We met with the children, shared our favorite brain wonders (including images of animals and their brains and a very lively discussion of our five senses and the role of our brain in experiencing the world). The children responded with enthusiasm, personal observations, questions, more questions and drawings of their brains. Below are a few of their portraits.  


Roxie “This is my brain; I am smelling a rose, I am tasting a cookie, I am seeing a butterfly. : I have to add a body to the brain! Now, it’s me”

Roxie “This is my brain; I am smelling a rose, I am tasting a cookie, I am seeing a butterfly. : I have to add a body to the brain! Now, it’s me”

Owen “ The brain and it’s skull. The black is because there is no light”

Owen “ The brain and it’s skull. The black is because there is no light”


November 8th - 14th
Class Exhibition
Memory Studies + Other Brain Matters
Ellis Gallery
exhibition poster by Miranda Jacoby

exhibition poster by Miranda Jacoby