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Steven Barnes holds a Ph.D. in Behavioural Neuroscience (Biopsychology) from the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver.  He was a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow in Neurophysiology Life & Brain research institute at the University of Bonn.  His neuroscientific expertise lies in the areas of psychiatric disorders, epilepsy, learning and memory, and neuroplasticity.  Steven currently has a keen interest in the translation and visualization of knowledge from each of these research areas, but especially from current research on bipolar disorder (and is a member of CREST.BD).  Currently, Steven teaches in the Department of Psychology at UBC, and helps direct a peer-run support group for individuals experiencing mental health issues: The Kaleidoscope.

Steven is also an active artist: He did a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University.  His current art practice involves the production of new media pieces that aim to inspire dialogue on the ways we think about and use modern technologies: see DPrime.  Steven also produces traditional paintings and drawings.  He is also an associate collective member in a Vancouver-based artist-run collective, Gallery Gachet, where he sometimes shows his artwork.

Check out Steven’s youtube channel.

Steven currently lives in Vancouver, Canada and can be contacted via email.

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Comments (1)

Dr. Barnes

Would you be available for a coffee and chat during the week of May 23rd?

I’m a Mad Artist working on a documentary about the intersection of Creativity and Insanity. I’m based in Toronto where I’m a member of Workman Arts at CAMH. I’ve got Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council research grants to create a script on a film that explores how artists with mental illness express themselves throughout their artwork. I hope to collaborate with a number of artists across Canada and my grants allow me to travel to meet new artists. I’ll be in Vancouver from May 23rd to May 28 and hope to chat with a number of artists while I’m there. Your work, and artwork is quite interesting and I would like to have a chance to meet you in person for an hour or so.

Rick Miller


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