2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

The Brain Electric: Merging Minds and Machines

Saturday, March 12
3:30PM - 4:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 10AB
531 E 4th St

This session will cover areas of my new book, The Brain Electric, which details the race among top neuroscientists to link the human brain to computers and the digital world that surrounds us. While filled with sci-fi sizzle -- mind-controlled prosthetic limbs, brains linked via computers, and digital memory prostheses -- this branch of neuroscience is also shedding light on our complicated relationship with technology, our role in our own evolution, and, perhaps most significantly, the formation of perception and consciousness itself.

Hashtags: #sxsw #BrainElectric


Malcolm Gay


The Boston Globe

Malcolm Gay is an arts reporter for The Boston Globe, where he covers visual and performing arts. He previously worked as a contributing writer at The New York Times, and his writing has also appea...

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