Art@HBM, Neurocartographies : conclusion

December 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

Time flies and it’s already been six months since the wonderful experience of human brain mapping, Québec 2011. It has been an amazing conference in many respects, and certainly a very exciting time for the NeuroBureau. There are many, many more exciting projects to come, yet, before heading towards new adventures, we would like to thank everyone who made the art@HBM expostion possible. The enthusiasm and fantastic feedback we received from all of the artists has been a powerful driving force. They have contributed a unique set of art pieces which have inspired hundreds of neuroscientists in Québec City. Many neurobureaucrates helped in the organization of the show, and have thus demonstrated (if needed be) the power of neurocollaboration. The local organizing comittee of HBM has also been extremely supportive, and provided us with a remarkable space for the exposition. Finally,  the exposition has been sponsored by the Child Mind Institute, NY, with additional support from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (Berlin), the Montreal Neurological Institute (Montréal), the Unité de Neuroimagerie Fonctionnelle, Centre de recherche de l’institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal, the International Neuroimaging Data-Sharing Initiative (INDI) and the 1000 Functional Connectomes Project.  To all of you, take this note as a modest token of our gratitude.

As a happy ending, the catalogue of the expostion is now available for download, including a complete list of the artists and sponsors. Clare Kelly and Vladimir Fonov have taken wonderful pictures which we have shared online in three galleries: installation, pieces and people.  Here are a few shots to bring back great memories.

fabricMRI: Bill’s Brain (detail), by Marjorie Taylor

fMRI jumping brain, by Emilio Garcia

The Linguistic Brain, by Meaghan Evans

Ghost Dream Symposium (detail), by Nathalie Regard

We hope to see you all in Beijing, June 2012,

Pierre Bellec & The Neurobureau

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