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Collaboratory Projects

The development process utilized to create Collaboratory projects is particularly unique because:

The Art of Questionable Provenance

The Art of Questionable Provenance, (formerly titled The Brain Project), a new play collaboratively created by professional actors and eminent scientists, is the STAGE Collaboratory’s first theatrical creation. It is a collaboration between the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of Chicago.

In The Art of Questionable Provenance, the lives of a photojournalist, a detective, an art authentication expert, and a fortune teller intersect around a bizarre crime. A tale of perception that parallels the functions of the brain and explores critical themes emerging from modern neuroscience, The Art of Questionable Provenance examines how we piece together the stories – real or illusory – of our selves. Do the firings of certain neurons in a particular pattern ultimately determine who we are?

The Art of Questionable Provenance participants include prominent scientists and professional artists.