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Rubin Museum of Art
Where Does Life Begin?

Where Does Life Begin?

Together artist and astrobiologist construct an organism and a conversation using ZOOB, a building toy designed by Michael Joaquin Grey and inspired by biological and social networks. For the past twenty years, Michael Joaquin Grey has been creating work that extends and plays with the boundaries of art, science, and media. His investigations revolve around […]

Posted: May 26th, 2010
What Makes the Mindset of a Radical?

What Makes the Mindset of a Radical?

Writer Stephen Batchelor + neurophilosopher Owen Flanagan The author of Confession of a Buddhist Atheist argues that the Buddha was a radical innovator. What is it in our brains that makes some of us upend tradition and most of us follow the herd? Follow @RubinMuseum to learn more about the Rubin Museum of Art‘s events and exhibits. Recorded […]

Posted: Apr 14th, 2010
How Do Our Brains Cope with Long-term Stress?

How Do Our Brains Cope with Long-term Stress?

Arjia Rinpoche + Bruce S. McEwen A survivor of the Chinese Cultural Revolution talks to the Rockefeller University neuroendocrinologist about how stress hormones act on the brain and if Buddhist practice has anything to teach us about how we can control stress levels. Follow @RubinMuseum to learn more about the Rubin Museum of Art‘s events and […]

Posted: Mar 10th, 2010
Red Book Dialogues: Matthew Weiner

Red Book Dialogues: Matthew Weiner

In the spirit of RMA’s exhibition The Red Book of C.G. Jung, personalities from many different walks of life will be paired on stage with a psychoanalyst and invited to respond to and interpret a folio from Jung’s Red Book as a starting point for a wide-ranging conversation.  This week features Matthew Weiner and Morgan Stebbins. About […]

Posted: Feb 10th, 2010
Fear Itself

Fear Itself

Choed teacher Tsultrim Allione meets with New York University neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux to discuss the sources of fear and to explore how Buddhist practice seeks to master these deep-seated emotions. This event was presented as part of the Brainwave Festival held by the Rubin Museum of Art, dedicated to the art of the Himalayas.

Posted: Apr 23rd, 2008
Groove Factor

Groove Factor

Celebrated musician Moby discusses the feeling of being “in synch” while making music with Dr. Petr Janata, a scientist who has made a study of this mental state as assistant professor of psychology at the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California. This event was presented as part of the Brainwave Festival […]

Posted: Mar 26th, 2008
Welcome to Your Brain

Welcome to Your Brain

Visionary film and theater director Julie Taymor joins Sam Wang, associate professor of neuroscience at Princeton University, and Sandra Aamodt, editor-in-chief of Nature Neuroscience, in an exploration of the workings of our brains to mark the publication of Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and […]

Posted: Mar 10th, 2008
You Must Remember This

You Must Remember This

Jeff Watt, director of the Himalayan Art Resources and a curator of Bon: The Magic Word, talks with psychologist Lila Davachi about iconography in Himalayan art as a mnemonic device. This event was presented as part of the Brainwave Festival held by the Rubin Museum of Art, dedicated to the art of the Himalayas.

Posted: Feb 23rd, 2008
The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

What happens in our brains as we die? Explore this question from the Tibetan Buddhist perspective, with Tibet scholar Dr. Ramon Prats, expert on The Tibetan Book of the Dead, and neurologist Dr. Kevin R. Nelson. This event was presented as part of the Brainwave Festival held by the Rubin Museum of Art, dedicated to […]

Posted: Feb 9th, 2008
High Crimes

High Crimes

Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Kodas launches his new book, High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed, concerning the allure, danger, and criminal element of attempting to climb Everest. Guests include New York Time’s ethicist Randy Cohen and mountaineering guide Rick Wilcox. This event was presented as part of the Brainwave Festival held […]

Posted: Feb 6th, 2008
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