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Questioning Aesthetics Symposium

4:30 pm | 3/13/2015 | 308A Doe

In conjunction with the launching of the second, fully revised and expanded six volume edition of the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (July 2014), the Arts Research Center will co-host a full day symposium on Friday, March 13, 2015, looking at aesthetics as both the subject and object of critique, and as a way to explore and expand new forms of aesthetics research in many disciplines. This symposium is free and open to the public.

Topics and speakers will include the following:

9:30am: Introductions
Arts and Humanities Dean Anthony Cascardi and Encyclopedia of Aesthetics Editor Michael Kelly

10am-12pm: When Is Art Participatory?
Shannon Jackson (UC Berkeley), Moderator
Grant Kester (UC San Diego)
Dee Hibbert-Jones (UC Santa Cruz)
Ted Purves (California College of Art)
Susanne Cockrell (California College of Arts)
Jen Delos Reyes (Artist, Educator and community arts organizer)

12-1pm: Lunch

1-2:45pm: When is Computing Aesthetic?
Greg Niemeyer (UC Berkeley), Moderator
Edward Shanken (U Washington)
Sharon Daniel (UC Santa Cruz)
Eric Paulos (UC Berkeley)

3-5pm: When Is Art Contemporary?
Julia Bryan-Wilson (UC Berkeley), Moderator
Richard Meyer (Stanford)
Jeffrey Skoller (UC Berkeley)
SanSan Kwan (UC Berkeley)

5pm-5:30pm: Symposium Wrap-Up
Led by Michael Kelly

Questioning Aesthetics Symposium

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