We develop and organize innovative formats of science communication and reflection for the Cluster of Excellence BrainLinks-BrainTools in the project »Nexus Experiments: Participative art/science projects and ethical discourse on neurotechnology«. In regular events and participatory projects – we call them »Experiments« – researchers enter into a dialogue with the public. To this end, we create interfaces between art, science and ethics and search for new models for the transfer of knowledge.
Nexus Experiments is part of the working group »Norms and Nature« led by Oliver Müller at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Freiburg.The research and communication project is funded by the Excellence Cluster BrainLinks-BrainTools of the University of Freiburg. The aim of the cluster is to develop medical technology that interacts directly with the nervous system. It combines life sciences and engineering as well as their clinical applications. BrainLinks-BrainTools is a cluster of excellence that was founded in 2012 as part of the German Excellence Initiative and is funded by the German Research Foundation DFG (Funding Code EXC 1086).The project Nexus Experiment was called »Reaching Out« until 2017.