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Dear Spectre

Are you an artist who is interested in "brain-computer interfaces, neurorobotics, autonomous cars, intelligent networks, artificial intelligence or big data"? Then this could be an opportunity for you.

Best, Inke


The artist gets in touch with one, two or more research groups of the Bernstein Network to get a grasp of their scientific approach. The aim of the project is to generate a productive mutual exchange of ideas and perspectives between the artist and the researchers in the Bernstein Network. If requested, the Bernstein Coordination Site (BCOS) will be happy to assist in finding a suitable match for the artist’s ideas.

The selected artist should develop a piece of art, which will be showcased at the Bernstein Conference 2018 in Berlin (September 25-28, 2018) and s/he will commit her/ himself to actively participate in a panel discussion together with the participating researchers as well as experts from art history, philosophy and ethics. The artist should be present for the entire duration of the Bernstein Conference and engage with members of the general public, the press as well as the scientific delegates.

We offer

An opportunity for mutual exchange with scientists and other researchers.
€ 7.000 award money including the budget for material and travel expenses.
Access to the labs.
Access to lectures and talks.
Access to the respective libraries on site and scientific articles.
50 free copies of the final print publication of the project.

We expect

Applicants should be fluent in English.
Applicants will take care of their VISA to Germany (if applicable).
The final piece of art must be finished by the end of June 2018.
The artist must purchase the required material her/ himself.
The artist is required to document the work process and provide input about her/ his ideas behind the project once it’s finished. Possible forms of communication are podcasts, tweets, pictures or video clips distributed through BCOS media channels in the run up to the Bernstein Conference 2018.


Each submission has to be made in English. It must include the following:

Curriculum vitae
A letter of motivation (max. 1 page)
A selected portfolio showing significant works
An outline of the idea the artist wishes to pursue. The submitted idea must already reflect the direction of the project in terms of theme, artistic technique and the interactive element(s). (approx. 1 page)

Closing date for applications: August 31, 2017 
Applications must be submitted electronically with all required documents to
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Paul Brown ==
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Honorary Visiting Professor - Sussex University