Columbia University in the City of New York

Feb 29, 20245:30 pm

The Frog in the Forest: 60 Minutes of Sound Art & Science to Calm Your Brain

With Darcy Kelley and Ursula Kwong-Brown.

February 29th, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at the Jerome L. Greene Science Center (9th floor lecture hall)


Why do we feel like everything is not okay? As if our brains weren't built for our current world, and we're never quite in control of our own minds. What can we do to feel better?

This groundbreaking hybrid performance work merges cutting-edge neuroscientific research with an immersive algorithmic soundscape, taking you deep within yourself on an extraordinary tour of your brain and autonomic nervous system. Part lecture, part concert, part downtown performance art happening—come ready for a participatory experience that will leave you invigorated, enlightened, and armed with practical tools to tame the ancient animal inside.

Event Speakers

Darcy Kelley, Harold Weintraub Professor of Biological Sciences, Columbia University

Ursula Kwong-Brown, composer and new media artist

Event Information

Free and open to the public. Registration is required via Eventbrite. Online attendees will receive a Zoom link from Eventbrite. Please email [email protected] with any questions. 

This event, co-developed by Director and Sound Designer Danny Erdberg, is hosted by the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program as part of the Seminars in Society and Neuroscience series and supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The Center for Science and Society makes every reasonable effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you require disability accommodations to attend a Center for Science and Society event, please contact us at [email protected] or (212) 854-0666 at least 10 days in advance of the event. For more information, please visit the campus accessibility webpage

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