Documentary Film Screening | "Santiago Ramón y Cajal-Las mariposas del alma" (Butterflies of the Soul) and "Bluebrain Year 7"
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Documentary Film Screening | “Santiago Ramón y Cajal-Las mariposas del alma” (Butterflies of the Soul) and “Bluebrain Year 7”
Venue: KJCC Auditorium // 53 Washington Square South, New York
(Picture: Drawing by Santiago Ramón y Cajal)
This film screening includes: Santiago Ramón y Cajal—Las mariposas del alma, directed by Ana Martínez for Televisión Española, 2006, 59 min. (with English subtitles); and Bluebrain Year 7, excerpts from an ongoing documentary project directed by Noah Hutton, which follows neuroscience research around the world, focusing in particular on Henry Markram’s Blue Brain Project in Switzerland. With commentary and Q&A by Noah Hutton and Benjamin Ehrlich, author of a forthcoming biography of Cajal.
Noah Hutton has an influential blog called “The Beautiful Brain,” and Ben Ehrlich’s bio of Cajal was recently commissioned by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. He is the author of “The Dreams of Santiago Ramon y Cajal” (Oxford UP, 2017).
This event is part of the exhibit The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, held at NYU Grey Art Gallery between January 9 and March 31, 2018.
The exhibit was developed by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, with the CSIC’s Cajal Institute, Madrid. The presentation at the Grey Art Gallery is made possible in part by generous support from Ann Hatch; the Simons Foundation; the Consulate General of Spain in New York; Jessica Swartz; Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC; Tonix Pharmaceuticals; the Grey’s Director’s Circle, Inter/National Council, and Friends; and the Abby Weed Grey Trust. At New York University, additional key support is provided by Global Research Initiatives, Office of the Provost; College of Arts and Science; King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center; Faculty of Arts and Science; Center for Neural Science; Neuroscience Institute at Langone Health; the Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Langone Health; and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.