Neuroaesthetics

Public Art UHS has an ongoing partnership with The Brain Center and Your Brain on Art Laboratory at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering to help advance the study of neuroaesthetics. This is an emerging field that seeks to understand why we find meaning in the visual arts and other modes of creative expression through cognitive and neurological approaches. Neuroaesthetics blurs disciplinary boundaries between engineering and the arts, uncovering relationships between perception, cognition, action and brain activity. Alongside our partners in science and engineering, this work focuses on investigating the intersections of aesthetic responses and neurological impulses, the human body and technology, aesthetic judgment and creativity.

Session 1 | Public Art UHS, UH’s BRAIN Center and Arkansas-based composer and sound artist Amos Cochran on a four-part student workshop focusing on the intersection of art, science, and technology.

Session 2 | Public Art UHS, UH’s BRAIN Center and Arkansas-based composer and sound artist Amos Cochran on a four-part student workshop focusing on the intersection of art, science, and technology.

Session 3 | Public Art UHS, UH’s BRAIN Center and Arkansas-based composer and sound artist Amos Cochran on a four-part student workshop focusing on the intersection of art, science, and technology.

Session 4 | Public Art UHS, UH’s BRAIN Center and Arkansas-based composer and sound artist Amos Cochran on a four-part student workshop focusing on the intersection of art, science, and technology.

The Nahual Project | Live AI Painting Performance

Live brain data becomes a digital mirror image of Brain Center, Artist-in-Residence, Geraldina Interiano Wise’s artistic vision as she paints. A collaboration between UH Cullen College of Engineering professor Jose Luis “Pepe” Contreras-Vidal, Geraldina Wise, Public Art UHS and Emmy-nominated composer, musician sound artist, and Color Field artist, Amos Cochran. Learn more.

Read more about Public Art UHS and the BRAIN Center’s collaboration profiled by the Houston Chronicle.

Learn more about The BRAIN Center.