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Neurocareers: Doing The Impossible!


Jul 9, 2023

Step into the thought-provoking world where art, brain-computer interfaces (BCIs), and the concept of neurorights collide!

Imagine a world where BCIs are ubiquitous but absent an ethical framework. How would you navigate such a reality? This captivating question lies at the heart of our latest episode of "Neurocareers: Doing the Impossible!" podcast, where we dive deep into the intersection of BCIs, art, and neurorights.

Join us on a NeuroRights Arcade installation to explore the fascinating work of Roel Heremans, a visionary transdisciplinary artist with a unique and challenging journey into the world of art, neurotechnologies, and ethics. Roel's personal experiences have shaped his artistic expression and ignited a passionate exploration of the implications of BCIs and the importance of ethical considerations.

Roel has created an innovative NeuroRight Arcade installation that pushes boundaries and invites participants to ponder the implications of living in a world without ethical guidelines for BCIs. Inspired by the concept of NeuroRights, Roel and their team have crafted a series of five interactive installations, each representing a different aspect of these rights. Participants don a real-time BCI headphone and step into a custom-made Arcade Machine, where their mental state becomes transparent and malleable. Through this immersive experience, Roel aims to evoke a visceral reaction, igniting a personal connection to the importance of NeuroRights.

In our podcast episode, we delve into Roel's artistic journey, exploring the transformative power of transdisciplinary art and the profound impact of BCIs on our lives. We discuss the pressing need for ethical considerations and the thought-provoking conversations sparked by Roel's work. Together, we navigate the complex landscape of ethics, technology, and human autonomy, shedding light on the intersection where art becomes a powerful catalyst for meaningful discussions.

Prepare to be captivated by this extraordinary exploration of BCIs, art, and the pressing issue of NeuroRights. Together with Roel Heremans, we embark on a remarkable journey, uncovering the interconnectedness of art, neurotechnologies, and ethical considerations.

Don't miss out on this eye-opening episode! Tune in to the "Neurocareers: Doing the Impossible!" podcast and join us as we unravel the captivating world of BCIs, art, and the quest for a future grounded in ethical NeuroRights.

About the Podcast Guest:

Roel Heremans is a transdisciplinary artist known for his captivating works that explore the intersection of art, ethics, and technology. His artistic practice spans various mediums, including sound art, ethical videogames, composed introspection, and neurofeedback.

Through immersive installations and sonorous, philosophical creations, Roel invites audiences to contemplate the profound ethical implications of emerging technologies. His thought-provoking pieces challenge viewers to engage with the complex relationship between art, ethics, and the ever-evolving technological landscape.

With a deep commitment to exploration and pushing artistic boundaries, Roel Heremans has become a vital voice in the realm of transdisciplinary art. His innovative approaches and unique perspectives have garnered recognition and acclaim, making him a prominent figure in the field.

To experience Roel's visionary world and delve into the thought-provoking realm of his art, explore the NeuroRight Arcades—a series of groundbreaking installations that offer profound insights into the ethical implications of technology. Discover the transformative power of Roel's artistic expression and join the conversation at the forefront of art, ethics, and technology.

Learn more about the NeuroRights Arcade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWERHPdbA5Y

Roel's Website: https://roelheremans.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/roelheremans/

Connect with Roel Heremans: https://www.linkedin.com/in/roelheremans/

About the Podcast Host:

The Neurocareers podcast is brought to you by The Institute of Neuroapproaches (https://www.neuroapproaches.org/) and its founder, Milena Korostenskaja, Ph.D. (Dr. K), a neuroscience educator, research consultant, and career coach for students and recent graduates in neuroscience and neurotechnologies. As a professional coach with a background in the field, Dr. K understands the unique challenges and opportunities facing students in this field and can provide personalized coaching and support to help you succeed.

Here's what you'll get with one-on-one coaching sessions from Dr. K:

  • Identification and pursuit of career goals
  • Guidance on job search strategies, resume and cover letter development, and interview preparation
  • Access to a network of professionals in the field of neuroscience and neurotechnologies
  • Ongoing support and guidance to help you stay on track and achieve your goals

You can always schedule a free neurocareer consultation/coaching session with Dr. K at https://neuroapproaches.as.me/free-neurocareer-consultation

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