1:00pm EDT November 1

NeuroArchitectureImaging project presentation and discussion

NeuroArchitecturelmaging is a multimedia public installation that speculates on the radical potential of artificial imagination in architecture and in neuroscience.

Videos in two formats will explore affinities and analogies between brains and buildings: a site-specific projection on the glass and interior of Ernie Davis Hall and brief trailers playing intermittently across the campus on the University’s digital signage network.

Architecture and neuroscience both are in the midst of rapid advances that are inseparable from burgeoning innovations in their imaging practices. Both fields are struggling to fully understand the implications and challenges of new approaches to visualization and knowledge production that are necessitated, inspired and sustained by advanced digital imaging technologies, from BIM (building information modeling) to fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging).

NeuroArchitectureimaging will engage peculiar questions:

  • What and how are neuroscientists and architects “seeing” and “thinking” with computationally advanced imaging practices?
    What are the challenges and possibilities of artificial imagination for architecture and neuroscience?
    How are architects’ uses of digital imaging practices such as animation, simulation and modeling informed by the latest neuroscientific knowledge about our brains and its imaging technologies?
  • How does the most advanced neuroscientific knowledge and its technologies alter our understanding of architectural imagination and experience?


  • Mark Linder
    Professor, Syracuse Architecture
  • Deborah Hauptmann Professor and Chair, Department of Architecture, Iowa State University
  • Dr. Sandra Hewett
    Beverly Petterson Bishop Professor of Neuroscience; Professor of Biology, Syracuse University