Times Square Transformation: Brain City

Noah Hutton

In tandem with a Midnight Moment presentation of the same title, this outdoor printed gallery explored the external landscape by drawing analogies between urban architectures, systems, and functions, and those of the brain. Filmmaker Noah Hutton drew upon his association with the leading neuroscience endeavors around the world to present cutting-edge imagery of the brain. The NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) and Times Square Arts collaborated to display a rotating contemporary art gallery on construction fences.

The Brain City project expanded beyond the screens and the construction barriers of Times Square onto a website created by Noah Hutton and Maryam Zaringhalaw that playfully juxtaposed the gorgeous similarities between the urban landscape and the inner pathways of the human brain.

www.braincity.info  #BrainCityTSq

Masthead Image Credits: Geometric Structure of the Brain Fiber Pathways, Van Wedeen, Martinos MGH HMS (2012); Olfactory Bulb, Jason Snyder, University of British Columbia (2011); Cerebellum (detail) Thomas Deerinck and Mark Ellisman, UCSD (2004)