Introducing Interior Traces, an innovative radio drama and performance project

Blog | Published on April 10, 2009

   When the first neurologists started mapping the brain’s functions, they profoundly changed our understanding of its relation to the mind. Today, imaging technologies allow us to observe the structures of the living brain in incredible detail, whilst the future promises an ever-greater appreciation of how our brain, environment, and genes interact to produce behaviour […]

  
When the first neurologists started mapping the brain’s functions, they profoundly changed our understanding of its relation to the mind. Today, imaging technologies allow us to observe the structures of the living brain in incredible detail, whilst the future promises an ever-greater appreciation of how our brain, environment, and genes interact to produce behaviour and personality.
  
Interior Traces is a six-part radio drama, video, performance and debate that looks at how our images and imaginings of the brain have radically changed medicine, law, ethics and our sense of self, and might continue to do so. Spanning one hundred and thirty years, it examines the possible lives of two characters had they lived in Britain in 1906, 2009, and 2030.
  
The episodes are accompanied by specially-commissioned video works and musical scores and will be performed at three live events in London on the 5th, 6th and 7th May 2009, and at Cheltenham Science Festival on 4th June. Each event will be followed by panel discussions with experts from the fields of neuroscience, law, neuroethics and the history of medicine.
  
5 May – Future: 2030 – The Science Museum’s Dana Centre
6 May – Present: 2009 – Birkbeck Cinema
7 May – Past: 1906 – The Wellcome Collection
  
Following the London events, the radio dramas will be broadcast on Resonance 104.4fm and made available for download from interiortraces.com
 
Join the Facebook Group and watch the trailer:
 
[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDpz-I8NVmI 300]
 
Funded by Wellcome Trust and London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange

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