4 minutes? It´s not what you think.

Although struggling with putting together a 4 minutes long presentation (it´s really not that much time!), I´m really looking forward to this weekends workshop at the Medical Museion; It´s Not What You Think: Communicating Medical Materialities. The event is organised by Louise Whiteley and Adam Bencard at the Medical Museion in Copenhagen, and will gather artists and curators as well as researchers within science and technology studies (STS), cultural studies and aesthetics, public engagement and museum studies. I hope to discuss some of my thoughts on writing about affective encounters in Mind gap (2010-2012); an exhibition on the brain and neuroscience designed by Robert Wilson for the Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology, Industry and Medicine in Oslo (see image below).

Mind Gap, exhibition designed by Robert Wilson for the Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology, Industry and Medicine. Photo: Lesley Leslie-Spinks

Mind gap provides a glimpse into the culture of neuroscience through three atmospheric rooms, which offers evocative objects and surprising encounters. Photo: Lesley Leslie-Spinks

During my stay the Medical Museion also hosts two interesting talks; The first is by Jenell Johnson (co-editor of the Neuroscientific Turn), entitled “Thinking with the Thalamus: Lobotomy and the Rhetoric of Emotional Impairment”, Thursday March 7th, at 3pm. On Friday March 8th, 5pm Oron Catts, founder of SymbioticA, will talk about “The Puzzle of Neolifism, the Strange Materiality of Regenerative and Synthetically Biological Things”. Read more about Oron Catts and his talk here.

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