The first Art & Science Workshop: Insights into Consciousness was held in memory of Marshall Nirenberg, who passed away in January 2010. A collaborative project emerged to investigate human interconnectedness through mutual gaze, inspired by Marina Abramovic’ performance piece The Artist Is Present (MoMA 2010).

All past workshops: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

Marina Abramovic (Steering Committee until 2015), Performance Artist
Dr. Nadia Bruschweiler-Stern (Steering Committee), Pediatrician and Psychiatrist, Director of the Swiss Brazelton Center and Member of the Boston Change Process Study Group
Dr. BJ Casey (2010-2012), Sackler Professor and Director of the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Dr. Hugo Critchley (2010), Chair in Psychiatry of the Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre (CISC) Brighton and Sussex Medical School and member of the Sackler Center for Consciousness Science
Dr. Antonio Damasio (2010), Davide Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California
Dr. Hanna Damasio (2010), Dana Dornsife Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology and Neurology at the University of Southern California
Dr. Suzanne Dikker (Steering Committee), Research Scientist, New York University Department of Psychology, Utrecht University; American Museum of Natural History’s Brain Educator
Dr. William Fifer (Steering Committee), Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Columbia University
Dr. Andrew J. Gerber (Steering Committee), Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center
Elizabeth Goldring (2010), Visual artist, poet, senior fellow, MIT Center for Advanced Visual Research
Chrissie Iles (2010), Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art
Dr. Declan Murphy Sackler Professor and Director of the Sackler Institute for Translational Neurodevelopment at King’s College, London
Otto Piene (2010), Visual Artist, founder of the ZERO group and Professor of Environmental Art at MIT and Director of the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Research
Ilene Sackler Lefcourt (Steering Committee), Columbia University, Parent-Infant Program Faculty
Dr. Kathe Sackler (Steering Committee), Board Member, Mortimer D. Sackler, MD Family Foundation
Dr. Daniel Stern †, Honorary Professor at the University of Geneva and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at Cornell Medical School
Jorn Weisbrodt (2010, 2011), Arts Administrator
Dr. Myrna Weissman (Steering Committee), Professor of Psychiatry, Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology at Columbia University, Depression Epidemiologist
Robert Wilson (Steering Committee), Artist and Artistic Director/Founder of The Watermill Center