Diversified Program on Thursday at the Ars Electronica Center
(Linz, June 9, 2015) A colorful lineup is in store for visitors to the Ars Electronica Center this Thursday, June 11th. At 3 PM, Yuri Tanaka, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Tokyo and currently researcher-in-residence at the Ars Electronica Futurelab, will give a talk about the Cosmic Art genre. And at 6:30 PM, neuroscientist Manuela Macedonia will explain how mental stress and negative emotional experiences can change the neurochemistry of the forebrain (prosencephalon) and lead to depression and burnout. Finally, at the next Deep Space LIVE at 8 PM, Dr. Franz Fellner, head of radiology at Linz General Hospital and president of the Upper Austrian Medical Society, will give a briefing on the University of Linz’s new medical school and then provide some fascinating insights into virtual human anatomy.
All about Manuela Macedonia
The lecture series “Brain for Everybody” is dedicated to the current scientific knowledge and methods of brain research. Dr. Manuela Macedonia is a scientist at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzip for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences and part of the working group “Neuronal Mechanismus of Human Communication”. With some colleagues she has founded “Neuroscience for Your – Institute for Knowledge Transfer from Neuroscience”. Her target is to give insights into current brain research for interested lay audience.
All about Franz Fellner
Dr. Franz Fellner heads the Department of Radiology at Linz General Hospital. For over 20 years, he has intensively studied the possibilities of using imaging procedures to explain human anatomy and the functions of the human body to the general public. Since the 1990s, he has spoken to audiences worldwide and organized continuing professional education presentations. He has served as president of the Upper Austrian Medical Association since mid-September 2014.
Deep Space LIVE
The Ars Electronica Center hosts a Deep Space LIVE event every Thursday (except holidays) at 8 PM. Each presentation features ultra-high-definition imagery in 16×9-meter format and is accompanied by expert commentary, entertaining stand-up repartee, and musical improvisation. Whether great works from the history of art, space travel, journeys of discovery in the nanoworld, or a live concert is what you’ve come to behold, Deep Space LIVE stands for enlightening entertainment amidst breathtaking worlds of imagery. Holders of a valid Museum ticket are admitted free of charge.