• So, what did this [a2ru] conference really have to do with the arts? Actually, quite a lot. Even though it wasn’t explicitly a traditional conference about the fine arts, I felt like there was an underlying message that artists should always be part of the larger conversation about creativity and innovation. After all, artists have the unique trait of being communicators by training.

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Seeing / Sounding / Sensing

  • May 30, 2014
  • By Anya Ventura     
MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology unites artists with neuroscientists and scholars in cross-disciplinary symposium.


The MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) is pleased to announce its first biennial symposium, “Seeing / Sounding / Sensing.” Bringing together artists, philosophers, neuroscientists, and scholars in cross-disciplinary conversation, the symposium will take place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts on September 26-27, 2014.

Art, science, and technology are ways of knowing and changing the world. These disciplines frequently draw from one another, yet their practitioners rarely have the opportunity for high-level intellectual and cultural exchange. Seeing / Sounding / Sensing is an intensive two-day event at MIT that invites creative artists to join with philosophers, cognitive neuroscientists, anthropologists, historians, and scholars from a range of disciplines in an open-ended discussion about knowledge production. The goal is to challenge each domain’s conventional certainty about “what is known,” “how we know it,” or “how we can know more,” and to stimulate new issues for possible cross-disciplinary scholarship in the future.

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