FITC Toronto 2013

FITC Toronto 2013

The Design & Technology Festival

April 21-23, 2013
Toronto
Ariel Garten
Ariel Garten

Full Bio

If there ever was a gap between science, art, business and technology, Garten has closed it. Her work converts the workings of the mind into tangible solutions.

Garten has researched at the Krembil Neuroscience Institute studying hippocampal neurogenesis, displayed work at the Art Gallery of Ontario, DeLeon White Gallery and opened Toronto Fashion Week. The intersections of these diverse interests have culminated into various lectures with topics such as “The Neuroscience of Aesthetics” and “The Neuroscience of Conflict”, featured on TVO’s Big Ideas.

Referred to as the “Brain Guru”, Garten has also run a successful real estate business, spent time as the designer of a Canadian fashion boutique, and is a practicing psychotherapist.

In 2007, Garten co-founded InteraXon, one of the world’s leading companies creating brainwave controlled products and experiences.

InteraXon debuted with the creation of “Bright Ideas”, Ontario’s feature showcase at the Vancouver 2012 Winter Olympics, where visitors in Vancouver got to control the lights on the CN Tower, Niagara Falls and the Canadian Parliament buildings, with their minds, from across the country.

Garten and her team are merging technology, neuroscience, art and design. Muse, InteraXon’s brain-sensing headband, just one example of this innovation, allows consumers to interact with their smart phone and tablet using the power of their mind. Garten and Muse are regularly lauded in global media- CNN, CNET, CNBC, Reuters, Tech Crunch, Wall Street Journal Tech for creating what Huffington Post calls “the beautiful headband that will make you smarter”.

Garten regularly lectures at MIT, Singularity University and FutureMed. Her lecture on Ted.com has over 250,000 views and she gave this year’s opening keynote at Le Web, Europe’s biggest tech conference.
Garten is lauded for her style and inspiration as much as her role at the helm of a technology company that is bringing the future to life.

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