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Mon Oct 30 // 7:00 pm

The Rap Guide to Consciousness

Presented by Caveat

“Peer-reviewed rapper” Baba Brinkman explores the scientific study of consciousness in his latest hip-hop comedy, fresh from the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe (see reviews below).

Baba’s brain consists of roughly 80 billion neurons with trillions of connections, and none of them has any clue that he exists. And yet somehow those cells come together to produce a steady stream of ill rhymes, laughs, and mind-blowing scientific findings. Come and find out how.

Join us for the New York and US Premier and album launch party! Reception 7pm, show 8pm. 21+

Learn more about the science from project science advisor Anil Seth’s TED Talk.

Made with support from the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Studies, the Sandpiper Fund, the Schein Foundation, the Anthropocene Institute, and the Canadian Core for Neuroethics.

Watch the trailer:

Reviews and Press:

"He is not the world's coolest rapper, but he might be the funniest and most well-read. Exercise any free will you have and buy a ticket."  ★ ★ ★ ★—Evening Standard

"Insightful and greatly informative... a funny but serious appreciation of the wonders of the human mind"—The Psychologist

"Lyrically rich, educational, and fascinating" ★ ★ ★ ★—13th Floor

"Makes you feel truly engrossed and enlightened" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★—Arts Fringes

"Funny and enjoyable"—Sick of the Fringe

"Exudes a wicked sense of fun... giving new meaning to the term 'pop science'" ★ ★ ★ ★—British Theatre Guide

"Mind-blowingly, awe-inspiringly good" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★—Broadway Baby (Edinburgh)