Posts Tagged ‘Science Fiction’

Matters of the M.I.N.D.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Shaping the Perception of Reality

M.I.N.D. Lab: Shaping a new perception of reality in Downtown Syracuse.



Here are some photos from last night’s open house for the Newhouse School’s M.I.N.D. Lab, which is located in the AXA Towers (ground floor). Special shout out to Danushka Bandara, grad student and science guy, who demystified the workings and practical applications for many of the center’s devices.  Would love to see someone from this group do a TEDx series or similar symposium.

Danushka Bandara sits at the fNIRS device, which measures blood flow in the brain.

Danushka Bandara sits at the fNIRS device, which measures blood flow in the brain.

Research in the blending of media and science, Downtown Syracuse.

EEG and eye-tracking station: Blending media and science.

Found in Translation

Friday, June 21st, 2013

We know the semester is over, but how cool is it that historian/cultural critic Greg Tate, a professor at Brown University, used two Syracusans as a reference for his course this Spring on Afro-futurism? Tate gives the Cuse an indirect shout-out by talking about singer Grace Jones and writer George S. Schuyler.   And speaking of academics,  we wonder how many students know that Schuyler’s papers are housed at Bird Library at Syracuse University (special collections).