Noah Hutton is a film director and founder of the website The Beautiful Brain. He has presented on art and neuroscience at the Venice Biennale, Impakt Festival, Society for Neuroscience, Wellcome Collection, Rubin Museum of Art, and elsewhere.

In 2015 he was named a Salzburg Global Fellow in Neuroscience & Art, and created Brain City, a multi-platform installation in Times Square commissioned by the Times Square Arts Alliance. He is in the eighth year of work on his film Bluebrain, a 10-year documentary centering on the Blue Brain Project, based in Geneva, Switzerland. Previously he directed the award-winning documentary features Deep Time (SXSW 2015) and Crude Independence (SXSW 2009). Noah graduated from Wesleyan University, where he studied art history and neuroscience.

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These days, working as creative director of a New York production house called Couple 3 Films, Hutton’s involved in subject matter a little closer to his “science-nerd” heart. Besides the cancer flick–which will screen again Friday at 7 p.m. at Highland Park Village Theatre–he’s producing 30 original short films, each six to eight minutes long, about psychology and neuroscience for Scientific American. He’s also embarked on a 10-year-long documentary about something called The Blue Brain Project. For that one he’ll be traveling each year to Switzerland, where neuroscientists are trying to simulate an entire human brain on IBM supercomputers.


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