Upcoming Events: Daser

Upcoming Events: Daser Sept 20


DESCRIPTION**This is a FREE event. D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) is a monthly discussion forum on art science projects providing a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and fostering interdisciplinary networking. In September, DASER explores the topic of art and the brain.

DATE AND TIMEThursday September 20, 2018 from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

LOCATIONNational Academy of Sciences; 500 Fifth St NW; Keck 100; Washington, DC 20001


3rd International Mobile Brain/Body Imaging Conference

3rd International Mobile Brain-Body Imagining Conference



Juliet King ran the only female research panel and gave a talk on art therapy, neuroscience and Mobile Brain/Body Imaging. Mobile Brain / Body Imaging (MoBI) is a new imaging modality, employing mobile brain imaging methods like the electroencephalogram (EEG) or near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) synchronized to motion capture and other data streams to investigate brain activity while participants actively move in and interact with their environment. Mobile Brain / Body Imaging allows to investigate brain dynamics accompanying more natural cognitive and affective processes as it allows the human to interact with the environment without restriction regarding physical movement. Overcoming the movement restrictions of established imaging modalities like functional magnetic resonance tomography (MRI), MoBI can provide new insights into the human brain function in mobile participants. This imaging approach will lead to new insights into the brain functions underlying active behavior and the impact of behavior on brain dynamics and vice versa, it can be used for the development of more robust human-machine interfaces as well as state assessment in mobile humans. At our lab we make use of state-of-the-art virtual reality headsets to mirror realistic task scenarios in a controlled experimental environment.


2017 International Conference on Mobile Brain-Body Imaging

I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to attend the second annual International Conference on Mobile Brain-Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity in Valencia, Spain, September, 10-13. As in last year’s Brain on Art conference, modern thinkers from around the world participated in thoughtful didactic and experiential dialogue. They explored the intersection of arts and sciences and the use of neuroimaging technology and Brain-

Computer Interfaces (BCI) that seek to capture and understand brain functioning during real-time activities and interactions with the environment.

The conference was organized into four tracks: 1) Wearable technologies, 2) Neuroaesthetics and the Biology of Creativity, 3) Medical and Pedagogical Applications, and 4) Artistic Brain- Computer Interfaces. The individual presentations were 12-15 minutes in length and were followed with an open forum led by a moderator responsible for an interactive Q&A…


Second Lady Visits IUNC

Second Lady Karen Pence Discusses Art Therapy Initiative in Indy

Second lady Karen Pence participated in discussions with health care and art experts on November 9, 2017 to learn more about art therapy in Indianapolis. Pence attended a roundtable discussion with several IU Health executives and Herron School of Art administration staff. Additionally, the second lady met with art therapists and five IU Health patients receiving art therapy to see first hand how the practice impacts well-being and quality of care. 


Color Me Enlightened

Color Me Enlightened Interview with Juliet King & Jami Stall

“Experience the phenomenon that has sold 2 million copies worldwide and launched the coloring craze for adults,” touts a blurb for commercial illustrator Johanna Basford’s Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book.

Supposedly it appeals to all ages and loads of doodlers around the globe. It and Basford’s Enchanted Forest, which came out last February, have sold a combined 13.5 million copies throughout 50 countries. And the self-titled “illustrator and ink evangelist” cranked out Lost Ocean this past October.

Of Amazon’s current bestseller list, nine of the top 20 are coloring books for grown-ups. Considering more than 2,000 of these anti-stress activity books have hit the market since 2013, it’s apparent this is no black-and-white issue. Many people love them.

But I’m not one of them…”