The world behind the eyes

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Can you picture a perfect scenery? Can you create in your mind a beautiful, idyllic landscape where an infinite intensely green field merges with the swaying tree top branches of the surrounding woods, while innumerous animals swirl all around? Maybe you also see a narrow stream meander through. Are there people, or they are missing? And, if they are absent, is it possible to picture and establish this magnificent ambiance without the human brain? Without the organ that has been developing and evolving in our heads for millions of years. Finally, do you know what is necessary for this picture to be created in your mind?

Center for the Promotion of Science invites you to join us in the examination of the very core of human existence and imagination. The fourth edition of the program that connects and confronts science and art is dedicated to the neurosciences as an active and dynamic training ground for contemporary research. The manifestation called art+neuroscience brings forth artwork exhibits, topical educational content, and rich and diverse additional program. During November and December of 2019, these activities will be realized at various locations in Belgrade, including the Gallery of Science and Technology of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, French Institute, Collegium Hungaricum, the Center’s Science Club, and university art departments.

Using advanced technologies, and authentic creative procedure, selected artists offer their vision of the neurosciences and the contemporary scientific research and findings, as well as their relationship with, and impact on humans and the society at large. The artwork in question relies heavily on the creative, scientific, and technological procedures, such as methodological research, adapted experiments, intentional programming, and the use of various softwares and codes. The special value of this year’s program lies in the fact that all the presented artwork developed through an intense dialogue, a direct communication and collaborative research of the representatives of both creative sides.

In the exhibiting spaces, the local artists of the younger generation will present their work, dedicated to specific topics, areas, and processes within the neuroscientific research. The work of the winner of the first national AI Lab selection in Serbia, Jasna Jovićević, will premier in the form of performance. The art-science research is developed and realized through the collaboration with the Laboratory for Biomedical Engineering and Technology at the School of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade.

The art+neuroscience manifestation is the first program activity of the Center as an initial partner in the European ARTificial Intelligence Lab − AI Lab project, funded through the EU program Creative Europe.

AUTHOR: Dobrivoje Lale Erić