'Heartbreakers' with Artist-in-Residence Dessa
Could our genes affect our romantic choices? Does love inhabit a particular region of the brain? If this song makes us too sad to drive straight, why are we playing it on repeat?
Rapper and essayist Dessa launches her four-event series in The Greene Space - a collision of art, music and scientific research on love, sex and human adventures in pair-bonding.
Bring a date. Find a date. (But please don’t leave your date with us—we’re taking some me time right now.)
Schedule and Tickets
Wednesday, May 24
When a relationship ends, by choice or circumstance, where should we keep all the feels? How "over it" do we really get? Featuring house musician DJ Paper Tiger, a Brooklyn-based hip hop producer, with special musical guest Alexei Moon Casselle and Nora McInerny; and Columbia University professor of psychology Geraldine Downey.
Free Will or Just, Like, Pretty Cheap Will?
Wednesday, May 31
How much choosing are we really doing when we select a mate? How much of our behavior is driven by unconscious processes? Featuring house musician Jon Bernstein (Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead); musical guest Astronautalis; and cognitive neuroscientist Heather Berlin.