2016 is the first of three years focused on the topic of Contagion. With this theme, we continue our explorations into consciousness, transitions, and human connectedness. We invite participants to interpret Contagion in broad terms. For example, laughter and yawns can be contagious, a fashion trend can spread through society like a virus, the emotional state of an artist can be transmitted to his/her audience via a performance, painting, photograph, etc.

Actions and performances were led by Casilda Madrazo, Colleen Thomas, and Brian O’Mahoney & Dorian Silec Petek.

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photo © Lovis Ostenrik

Oliver Beer (2016), Sound 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
Peter Burr (2012, 2013, 2016), Animator and Performance Artist
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. James C. Frauenthal (2011 – 2016), Applied Mathematician
Dr. Andrew J. Gerber (Steering Committee), Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center
Dr. Jay Gingrich (2011-2016), Sackler Professor and Director of the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology at Columbia University
Walter Hanna (2016), Actor
Samantha Holmes (2014, 2016), Visual Artist
Paul Hunter (2016), Painter
Noah Hutton (2016), Film Director and Curator
Dr. Justine Kupferman (2014-2016), post-doctoral research scientist at Columbia University
Casilda Madrazo (2016), Dancer
Dr. Declan Murphy Sackler Professor and Director of the Sackler Institute for Translational Neurodevelopment at King’s College, London
Brian O’Mahoney (2016), Performance Artist
Diego Reinero (2016), PhD Student in Social Psychology, New York University
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. Carl Schoonover (2014, 2016), postdoctoral fellow in the Axel Laboratory at Columbia University
Dr. Anil Seth (2016), Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex and Founding Co-Director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science
Benjamin Shack Sackler (2015, 2016), Musician and Sound Artist
Julia Shack Sackler (2016), English and non-Fiction writing major at Brown University
Dorian Silec Petek (2016), Director 
Carlos Soto (2016), Director and Designer
Christina Stahr (2016), Visual Artist
Colleen Thomas (2016), Choreographer and Performing Artist
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