Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Upcoming Event: NYC, 05 November 2005

From The City University of New York (CUNY) website:

Visual Art & the Brain: At the Interface of Art and Science
DATE - November 5, 2005

TIME - 10am-6pm

COLLEGE NAME - Graduate Center

ADDRESS - 365 Fifth Ave @ 34th St

PHONE - 212/817-8215

"This conference will explore the nature of the science-art interface, the inspiration this interface provides to scientists and artists alike, and the impact of such interactions on areas of research and other human endeavors. The morning session will explore scientific perspectives: What is vision? How do we perceive art and why do we respond to it emotionally? The afternoon session will focus on the interface of art and science, and will feature discussions with artists and scientists on communicating the beauty and power of science as well as its social and ethical implications. This event is suitable for scientists interested in art, and artists interested in science. Please visit our website for further event details. "


The morning session is entitled, How Does the Brain See Art? and is chaired by Dr. Torsten Wiesel: President Emeritus, Rockefeller University and Nobel Laureate. Speakers include Drs. Margaret Livingstone, David Freedberg, and V. S. Ramachandran. One of the two afternoon sessions is entitled Cognitive and Practical Approaches to Creating Visual Expressions of Scientific Information and is chaired by Dr. Felice Frankel, director, Envisioning Science Project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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