The Synapse: Brain Index
Kinetic Neuroscience Lobby Artwork for Columbia University
The Brain Index is a interactive, multi-user digital installation at the Jerome L. Greene Science Center at Columbia University. Uniting art, science, electronic data, and information design, it invites visitors to consider the brain from a different perspective and to explore the current research of the neuroscientists working upstairs in the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute.

The purpose of the installation is to engage the public, capture their imagination, encourage wonder, and reward curiosity by vividly communicating the complexities of the research and why it matters. Broadly accessible interactive storytelling unravels the work of individual researchers pushing the boundaries of neuroscience through combinations of illustration, laboratory simulations, information design, research artifacts, and narrative text.
Role: Creative Direction, Experience Design, UX, Software
Direction, AnimationProduced by: AV&C
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Visualizations highlight different functional regions of the brain. 

 

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Illustration system Fernando Volken Togni. 

 

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