We're preparing to unveil a new set of innovative visualization tools at DIBS that will illuminate the beauty of the brain for all to admire and be inspired by.
About the Lab
The Laboratory for Brain Exploration is a forthcoming dynamic visualization experience housed at DIBS that will showcase our most complex organ, including brain-inspired art as well as imagery from brain imaging technology like MRI scans.
This unique space is designed as a hands-on gallery for all curious minds to marvel at and learn about the brain, and offers unprecedented opportunities for collaboration and education.
Our goal is for this new set of installations to inspire learners from all backgrounds, provide a hub for curious play with digital neuroanatomy, and boost knowledge for scholars and students through rarely available 3D interactions with the brain.
The keystone installation will transform the institute's glass façade into a stunning, dynamic display of brain imagery through the use of transparent LED panels.
Additional installations will also include immersive and interactive stations to allow visitors to explore the human brain in an accessible, digital space.
Many students primarily interact with the brain through flat, digital imagery in textbooks and scans, or have limited access to handle and study the brain through neuroanatomy courses. As such, we are especially excited about the potential for these stations to help educators and learners understand the brain, and how it fits together.
Experts, too, may gain new insights from immersive sensory experiences of the structures and systems they study.
We have many opportunities for people to help shape the Lab for Brain Exploration.
The name Laboratory for Brain Exploration is currently a placeholder. We welcome your suggestions for alternative names as this exciting project continues to develop. Your input is valuable in shaping our identity! Enter your nominations for other names here.
We are indebted to our numerous partners at Duke for their work realizing this new initiative, including professors of Art, Art History & Visual Studies Bill Seaman and Augustus Wendell, senior media systems design engineer Scott Frey, the Nasher Museum of Art, and the Center for Computational Thinking.
Gratitude in Mind
We thank Beth and Ron Ostrow for their generous gift that has helped make this project a reality.