Archive: Fall 2005
Consciousness, Creativity and the Brain featuring David Lynch
View the video on YouTube.
David Lynch, Dr. John Hagelin, Ph.D.,
and Dr. Alarik Arenander, Ph.D. in person
This presentation will be held in the Crystal Cove Auditorium
in the UCI Student Center.
The films of David Lynch (Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Dune, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks, Lost Highway, The Straight Story, Mulholland Drive) have become some of the most beloved, talked-about and affecting films of the past 30 years, with their incomparable style putting him into a canon of world cinema’s greats. Even critics cannot deny the blasts of creativity at play in his films. Now as part of a national tour of top universities, Mr. Lynch will speak about consciousness and the creative process in filmmaking and will be answering audience questions about his films and life.
Joining him will be Dr. John Hagelin, the Harvard-trained quantum physicist featured in the recent film What the #$*! Do We Know!?, who will discuss meditation and quantum physics, and Dr. Alarik Arenander, a UCLA-trained brain researcher who has led groundbreaking studies on the neurobiology of brain development since 1980, who will discuss the effects of various types of meditation on the brain, specifically the latest research on Transcendental Meditation® and the brain.
We are very proud to co-present this event that will offer a very candid glimpse inside the creativity of one of modern cinema’s most original minds and a cross-disciplinary effort to use that creativity to help create a better world.
Sponsored in part by the Office of Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, The UCI Department of Education and the Film and Video Center at UCI.
Special thanks to Manuel N. Gòmez, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs; Michael Martinez, Interim Chair of Department of Education; and to Cindy Katz of the David Lynch Foundation for making this event possible.