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For the digital print Franz Kafka’s Law / Mass Execution (2007), neurologist and artist Audrius Plioplys, MD’75, thought about Kafka as he recorded an electroencephalogram (EEG) to measure his brain activity. He then superimposed the EEG over his 1980 photograph (Thoughts of Mass Execution: 50 Hanged) of a grassy spot in Minnesota, where in 1862 a group of Native Americans were hanged. The background image is warped, he says, just as the brain transforms memories into complex interconnections. See “Brain art.”

Send in the clown
An Alaska native brings the circus home.

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From facts to fiction
A sociologist-turned-fiction-writer finds inspiration in Southeast Asia.

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Brain art
A neuroscientist and artist balances two seemingly divergent careers.

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