Flora LysenResearcher, University of Amsterdam
Flora Lysen is currently a PhD candidate at the Mediastudies department of the University of Amsterdam.
Her research is part of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) and the neurocultures research group. In her PhD thesis, Flora examines the rise of public demonstrations of brain science (‘brainmedia’) in the twentieth century, particularly the use of new media (film, television, exhibitions) to exhibit the “brain at work.” Lysen´s work combines history of science and media studies to examine how scientists and science educators use media to give viewers the experience of a real-time view of the living brain.
Before starting her PhD, Flora worked as a curator, researcher and teacher for several cultural institutions, including the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin and the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague. At present, she is program coordinator for the Amsterdam Research Institute of the Arts and Sciences (see https://arias.amsterdam).