Our robotic lasers adapted to enable participants to programme their own synaptic pathways -part of Murphy + Bussell's R+D supported by Arts Council England
Brain teaser Cocktails + project presentations for lockdown audiences at Normal? Festival of the Brain in 2021
Members of the Brains team sharing Brain Teaser Cocktails and project updates for online audiences at Normal? Festival of the Brain in 2021
Writer and broadcaster Philip Ball talking about his participation in the project and inspiration for his book How to Grow a Human ...
Two major new exhibitions of the Brains in a Dish project are opening this month at:
Cooper Gallery, Church St, Barnsley : 15th Oct 2022- 14th Jan 2023
Digital Space @ Glassworks Barnsley 15th Oct – 20th Nov 2022
Nov 2021 What can Science offer the Arts? Panel discussion event for Medi-Culture Festival, supported by Team London Bridge & SC1
Oct 2021 Professor Selina Wray’s inaugaural lecture,UCL (online)
Jan 2021 Growing the Stuff of Thought, (online) cocktail hour discussion, Normal? Festival of the Brain, Folkestone
May 2019 How to grow a human Talk and new book by Philip Ball, Royal Institute, London
After seeing his own cells used to grow clumps of new neurons that assembled themselves into a ‘mini-brain’ in a dish, Philip Ball began to examine the concept of identity and how it is rooted in our flesh and cells.Philip discussed the new technologies of cell reprogramming that were used to make his “brain in a dish”, and how these reveal the astonishing plasticity of our flesh, enabling one body part (or perhaps an entire body?) to be grown from a scraping of another. Whether or not these methods will indeed lead to new ways to ‘grow a human’, they already raise profound questions about who we are and how we came into being.
May 2018 Murphy + Wray’s Neuronal Disco, created for Southbank’ B(old) Festival
April 2018 Making monsters? Ethical gene editing discussion event, The Theatre, Royal Institute, London. Phillip Ball’s panel discussion including presentation from Dr Selina Wray
October 2017 Charlie Murphy, Dr Selina Wray and researcher Christopher Lovejoy contributed to Pint of Science/Creative Reactions : Dimensions of Dementia event, London,
Nov 2017 “Disco Morphologies- Dancing the connections between art and science’ presentation by Charlie Murphy and Dr Selina Wray for Powerful Partners at Royal Society for Public Health, London