The Brain Drain was a project which I completed for the Fresh Media 2014 exhibitions, the showcase of work of graduate students of the Dynamic Media Institute program at MassArt in Boston. Utilizing MaxMSP, Arduino, and a fake plastic brain, I built an interactive piece which allowed people to press down on certain areas of the brain, triggering a short, educational animation describing that part of the brain. Switches inside the brain "cap" connected with the Arduino, which then interfaced with a laptop running MaxMSP, the software necessary to trigger the specific animations. I presented the project in such a way as to encourage kinesthetic learning, education focused on engaging the learner by using his/her body as a means of memory retention. I also wanted to initially present a subversive atmosphere, as the brain was rigged to hang from a ceiling in a small, dark room illuminated only by the light of the projector. Recalling brain washing chambers and sinister environments, the educationally beneficial aspects of the experience were a complete surprise for those who interacted with it.