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A Body of Knowledge – Embodied Cognition and the Arts

8-10 December, 2016 CTSA, UCI Director – Simon Penny Academic manager – Kelly Donahey This conference will bring together an interdisciplinary group including cognitive scientists, neuroscientists, philosophers of mind, physiologists, psychologists, philosophers, anthropologists, computer scientists, artists and designers to explore emerging cognitive neuroscience and theories of embodied cognition. The goal …

Embodied Encounters

Exhibition at the Beall Center for Art and Technology, co-curated by Simon Penny and David Familian. Oct 1 2016 -Jan21, 2017 http://beallcenter.uci.edu/exhibitions/embodied-encounters

Wikipedia summer editathon

EAD faculty member Antoinette LaFarge will be leading a Wikipedia editathon for new and experienced editors on Saturday, June 20th from noon to 5 pm at the Institute of Cultural Inquiry in Los Angeles. The focus of this editathon will be international women in the arts, and there will be …

Jesse Jackson talk at Harvard

April 22, 2015. EAD professor Jesse Colin Jackson gave a talk entitled “Radiant city, twice removed: Toronto’s tower neighborhoods, aesthetically considered” at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Professor Jackson  has been generating representations of Toronto’s tower neighborhoods since 2006. Jackson’s images evoke the designed and lived intensities of …

Building a Therabot

Studio Art faculty member Simon Penny and ICS faculty member Judith Gregory are mentoring a team of UCI students who have received funding to build ‘Therabot’, a remote-controllable robot avatar designed for bedridden kids. The team leaders are Emanuel Sakzlyan and Katie Tilford (Studio Art, CTSA), and the team members …