The Art and Science of Brain Imaging

Date: Saturday October 1, 2011
9:00am – 6:00pm (arrive by 8:30am; optional social activities in the evening)
Location: Centre for Brain and Mind, University of Western Ontario, London
Instructor: Dr Jody Culham
Registration: $150 ($100 for students/unwaged)
Includes: instruction, class use of a 3-Tesla fMRI machine, breakfast, lunch and snacks
Limited travel subsidies are available

– Run some experiments in an fMRI imaging lab
– Interact with neuroscientists
– Learn the basics of modern neuroscience to use in your artistic practice

This workshop will introduce artists to the basics of neuroimaging, particularly fMRI (the most important of the brain imaging technologies). The first part will focus on the theoretical background required to understand the technology, and will introduce some of the most extreme proposed uses (such as “mind reading”) and the cultural importance of these images. The second half will focus on hands-on practical experience, including a round of fMRI data collection and tutorials on working with the data to create images and movies.


Space is limited! Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis, however we will be lightly selecting participants in order to have a diversity of artistic genres and geographical locations represented. If you would like to register, email with the following information:

– Name
– Website/blog (if available)
– Your artistic discipline (eg, media arts, dance, etc)
– Where you live
– Why you’re interested in the workshop (2-3 sentences)

Subtle Technologies is very pleased to be partnering with the Centre for Brain and Mind and Jody Culham’s laboratory and staff to make this workshop possible.