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Virtual Experience

Parallel Worlds

April 24th - August 21st, 2021

Parallel Worlds is a free public online experience designed by the Convergence Initiative in collaboration with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA). The experience encompasses a series of events that use the museum's collection to share neuroscience and fine arts knowledge about visual perception with the public.

 

From April to August of 2021, the experience features three monthly events that include a permanent virtual tour of artworks selected for their scientific, historical, technical and aesthetic value. A live online colloquium where a neuroscientist and a volunteer art guide discuss a topic related to one aspect of vision, colour and art. And an online art-science workshop linked to the colloquium. Each online session will be live broadcast on Zoom and other social media platforms. We hope to bring a diverse audience together to explore the advances in visual neuroscience and the impact and influence of art on those advances.

 

Parallel Worlds is supported by the Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience Program (BRaIN) of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), Concordia University Faculty of Fine Arts, The Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN), and a Knowledge Mobilization grant from McGill University's Healthy Brain, Healthy Lives Program (HBHL).

 

Date

COLLOQUIUMS

Speakers

24 April, 2021

Saturday

5:30 PM EST

A World without Color

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(Disorders in the Perception of Color)

Patrick Cavanagh

& Marie-José Daoust

15 May, 2021

Saturday

1:00 PM EST

The Color of Passion

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Dwaynica Greaves

& Louise Gauvreau

(Color as a Social Construct)

19 June, 2021

Saturday

1:00 PM EST

Poisoned by Color

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Oskar Gonzalez

& Christiane Hudon

(Neurotoxicity and Dyes)

16 July, 2021

Friday

5:30 PM EST

Images in the Clouds

(Pareidolia)

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Karim Jerbi

& Sylvie Douyon

13 August, 2021

Friday

5:30 PM EST

A Fluorescent Ghost

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Melina Garcia

& Madeleine Colaco

(The Use of Fluorescent Molecules in Neuroscience)

 

Date

WORKSHOPS

Speakers

02 May, 2021

Sunday

2:00 PM EST

A World without Color

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(Disorders in the Perception of Color)

Bettina Forget

23 May, 2021

Sunday

2:00 PM EST

The Color of Passion

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Darian Goldin Stahl

(Color as a Social Construct)

27 June, 2021

Sunday

2:00 PM EST

Poisoned by Color

(Neurotoxicity and Dyes)

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Laura Rosero

24 July, 2021

Saturday

2:00 PM EST

Pareidolia: Dealing with uncertainty and ambiguity as a source of idea generation

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Antoine Bellemare Pepin

(Vision and Creativity)

21 August, 2021

Saturday

2:00 PM EST

Color as a Tool 

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Jihane Mossalim

(Making the unseen visible)

Collaborator

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Supported by

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CFREF - Canada First Research Excellence

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