Past Event

Talks Progress Administration: Everything Is Hallucinated

March 12, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Caveat, 21 A Clinton St., New York, NY


In the age of fake news, Virtual Reality, tailored Facebook feeds, and Photoshop, it can be hard to tell what’s real. Neuroscience, perception, and illusion collide in this exploration of how our individual realities are not always what they seem. This edition of Talks Progress Administration is performed by David Schneider and directed by Sarah Hughes.

This event is 21+ and tickets cost $15. For more information, please visit the Caveat website.

David Schneider is a brain scientist, engineer, and Assistant Professor at the Center for Neural Science at New York University. David’s research uses augmented reality, microscopes and lasers to understand how the (mouse) brain stores memories about the past and makes predictions about the future. David studied engineering in North Dakota and invented pacemakers in Minnesota before moving to New York in 2005. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University, was a fellow at Duke University for several years, and moved back to NYC in the fall of 2017.

Sarah Hughes is a director and producer of theater and new media. She’s developed theater, installation and virtual reality works with artists and companies such as McFeely Sam Goodman, Eliza Bent, Corinne Donly, Julia May Jonas / Nellie Tinder, Cara Scarmack, Graham Sack and Sensorium, Superhero Clubhouse, and Elevator Repair Service, and her work has been seen at Abrons Arts Center, The Tank, PEN World Voices, and BAM Next Wave, among others. 2016-17 Civilians R&D Lab, New Georges Affiliated Artist, Target Margin Theater Associated Artist, Clubbed Thumb 2017-18 Directing Fellow.

This event is part of Brain Awareness Week 2018.