Adam Haar Horowitz is a PhD student in MIT Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces Group. His work aims to augment human awareness, translating advances in neuroscience into design of interventions and experiences. Currently, his research focuses on sleep and embodied cognition.
Adam has a background as a neuroscience researcher at MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research studying Mindfulness Meditation, as a Research Affiliate at Harvard metaLAB, and as an Artist-Scientist at the Marina Abramovic Institute. His work has been presented in a range of artistic and scientific spaces, including the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, National Academy of Sciences, GoogleX, Cannes Film Festival, SXSW, 60 Minutes, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Adam is interested in how brain science can expand to interact with art, technology and policy. The organized understanding of the self is fertile territory for those guiding experience (i.e. artists), those guiding behavior (i.e. policymakers, technologists), and those guiding introspection (i.e. therapists, citizen scientists, and you). Adam is most excited about spending time bringing his tools to other labs for guiding dreams and nightmare treatment, working on neuroscience based prison policy change, and bridging art and neuroscience in a form that goes beyond ornamental.