Science in Theatre Festival

Transforma Theatre, a NYC based nonprofit, has partnered with The Cell to present a 3 day festival titled Science in Theatre Festival. “Our goal is to align forms of theater with current scientific research in neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and epigenetics, and communicate this knowledge of technological possibilities to our audiences in a pioneering way of storytelling,” said Tjaša Ferme, the artistic director …

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Ted Talk

How I’m using biological data to tell better stories — and spark social change. Can a TV show make us care about something? Can it move us to act? Heidi Boisvert is developing an open-source biometric lab to find out. She and her team are mapping the galvanizing, hot-button moments in various forms of media, and then trying to determine …

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NYCML’19 Keynote

NYCML’19 is a snapshot of the best thinking, projects and talent from across the City’s industry and university ecosystem. Through thought-provoking discussions, hands-on workshops, and 100 innovative demos, attendees will consider pressing issues related to digital media innovation. Heidi gave the closing keynote at NYCML’19 Summit on September 26th, which detailed her developments in building the Limbic Lab, an open-source …

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The Ethics of Button Pushing: Using biometric and AI for Media Effects Research

At the 2019 frank gathering, 8 pop culture for social change leaders took to the stage, and now you have a front row seat. Through their Ted-style talks, these movement leaders, narrative strategists, artists, academic experts, and comedians, will make you laugh so hard you might cry, blow your mind with their brilliant insights, and make you a believer that #popculture can change the …

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