October 13, 2011

  1. Oct 13 at 2 pm

    Testing, Testing!

    What effect does the city have on your brain and body? In a series of weekly tours developed with Lab Team member Charles Montgomery, Dr. Colin Ellard, author of You Are Here: Why We Can Find Our Way to the Moon, but Get Lost in the Mall, has begun to gather evidence about the psychological effects of public spaces near the Lab. This week, join Dr. Ellard on this tour and measure the effects of the city on your own brain and body.

    Videos from the Event:

    Testing, Testing, Tested: Esther M. Sternberg, M.D.

    Testing, Testing, Tested: Colin Ellard 

    Photo used by permission under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) License from Eric Fischer.

  2. Oct 13 at 3 pm

    Screening: The City and Scenes from the Suburbs

    3 pm open seating
    3:15 pm screening

    Still from The City

    Image: courtesy Willard Van Dyke & Ralph Steiner

  3. Oct 13 at 7 pm

    The Nature of the City: Lessons from Evolutionary Science

    How can urban systems bring out the best in us? Evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson explains a unique Darwinian approach in his new book The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time. Join Wilson in conversation with theoretical psychologist and BMW Guggenheim Lab Advisory Committee member Nicholas Humphrey. Learn how we respond to unconscious cues in the built landscape. Share ideas on how we might build a pro-social New York City.

    Videos from the event:

    The Nature of the City: Nicholas Humphrey

    The Nature of the City: David Sloan Wilson

    Photos: courtesy Nicholas Humphrey (left) and David Sloan Wilson (right)

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