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March 5th, 2021


A Stimulating Night of Neurotechnology


Livewire is a virtual entertainment event that combines neuroscience, neuroethics, and interactive media for participatory technology design. After a series of lightning talks on the technical, clinical, and ethical implications of emerging brain technologies, attendees will break into small groups to experience and reflect on Brainstorm: a multiplayer brain-computer interface (BCI) game for coupling minds across geographic, cultural, and social boundaries.

Speakers include Dong Song, co-director of the USC Center for Neural Engineering; Eran Klein, a neurologist at the Oregon Health and Science University and a neuroethicist at the University of Washington’s Center for Neurotechnology; and Judy Illes, a former president of the International Neuroethics Society and director of Neuroethics Canada at the University of British Columbia.

Project Details



Garrett Flynn — Event producer

Dong Song — Faculty co-organizer and speaker

Marientina Gotsis — Faculty co-organizer

Curtis Fletcher — Faculty co-organizer

Eran Klein — Faculty speaker

Judy Illes — Speaker


Presented by USC Visions and Voices and cosponsored by OpenBCI, Athenoe, Ahmanson Lab of the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, and Alterea.