Flora Lysen awarded the 2021 ASCA best dissertation prize

Flora Lysen

Flora Lysen was awarded the 2021 Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis (ASCA) best dissertation prize for her doctoral thesis Brainmedia: One hundred Years of Performing Live brains, 1920-2020.

The ASCA jury praised Lysen’s “wonderful scholarship” melding cultural theory with STS in a way that opens up a “dizzying array of critical possibilities.” In Brainmedia, Lysen analyses historical and contemporary assemblages of brains and media technologies to reveal how specific practices of and ideas about mediation impact how scientists, science educators and artists conceptualise and demonstrate the active human brain. The book is under contract with Bloomsbury University Press and will be published in the series “Thinking | Media”.

Flora Lysen is a post-doc researcher at MUSTS and affiliated researcher at BISS. In her current research, Lysen investigates past and present manifestations of artificial intelligence, machine learning and computer-aided diagnosis in image-based medicine. Her post-doc is part of an NWO-funded project on responsible artificial intelligence in clinical decision making (RAIDIO), co-headed by prof. Sally Wyatt. Lysen is a member of MERIAN, the Maastricht Experimental Research in the Arts Network and a tutor at the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam.