Mind Art Technology

Panel discussion “Neurotechnology, Ethics and Acceptance”

In the context of the currently running exhibition Mind Art Technology we cordially invite you to a panel discussion on the topic of

Neurotechnology, Ethics and Acceptance


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Stieglitz, Neurotechnology - BMT @ IMBIT//NeuroProbes

Dr. med. Philipp Kellmeyer, Neuroethics - Nexus Experiments


When and where:

Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at 6:30 p.m (entry 6:00 pm)

Exhibition room / 1-OG @ Pop up Innovation

Unterlinden 9, 79098 Freiburg

Prior to and after the discussion, there will be an opportunity to visit the exhibition.

Registration is not required. We look forward to welcoming you in Unterlinden!

About the exhibition:

Inspired by brain research, the artists explore the boundaries between art and technology and confront viewers with challenges regarding ethics and acceptance. Sculptures, paintings, video installations, and texts question the interrelation between medical technologies and mental health, while inviting the viewrs to engage in a dialogue and to discuss about what the future of public health might be.

Conception and curation: Danesh Ashouri


Danesh ASHOURI (Dr.-Ing. )is an interdisciplinary artist based in Basel (Switzerland) and Freiburg (Germany).  Ashouri aims to engage the viewer with simple aesthetics while stressing provocative content. In 2017, he introduced the ArtTech series as a conceptual framework to provoke awareness on the topic of neurotechnology and public health.  Ashouri holds a PhD degree in Neurotechnology from the University of Freiburg, and currently, he works as a  research associate at the Center for Intelligent Machine-Brain Interface Technology (IMBIT).

Danial ARABALI (Dr. rer. nat.) is an Iranian/German visual artist, based in Freiburg, Germany. His fascination with brain sciences has been a driving force to feed his artistic ambition. Arabali received a PhD in cognitive neuroscience from the University of Göttingen, Germany, in 2019. Inspired by his research, Arabali uses visual-audio aesthetics to recreate the microscopic life of neurons and brain structures.

This event is supported by: Nexus Experiments // IMBIT, FWTM

About the POP UP INNOVATION Store:

Freiburg's first POP UP INNOVATION Store in the city center offers changing exhibitions and presentations so that business and science can be experienced up close. Companies, start-ups, organizations, research institutes let you look behind their scenes from June 16 to July 31 and present themselves to young talents, interested professionals and seasoned old hands. Experience innovations from areas of science, business and society. POP UP INNOVATION is a project of Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG.

The University of Freiburg is an exhibitor. At the exhibition space, the Faculty of Engineering as well presents its three successful departments, the Department of Computer Science (IIF), the Department of Microsystems Technology (IMTEK) and the Department of Sustainable Systems Engineering (INATECH).



Dr.-Ing. Danesh Ashouri
Laboratory for Biomedical Microtechnology (IMTEK)
IMBIT // NeuroProbes
E-Mail: danesh.ashouri@imtek.uni-freiburg.de

Kerstin Steiger-Merx
Representative PR/Marketing
Faculty of Engineering
University of Freiburg
Tel.: 0761/203-8056
E-Mail: steiger-merx@tf.uni-freiburg.de