A Body of Knowledge: Embodied Cognition and the Arts

Please visit https://escholarship.org/uc/bokconference for the Conference Proceedings.

Body of Knowledge 2: Art and Embodied Cognition will be held at Deakin University, Melbourne in mid-2019 and organized by Jondi Keane (for enquiries please contact jondi@deakin.edu.au). The event will continue to focus on the multi-disciplinary approaches to the relationship of Art and embodied theories of cognition. Within the next few months a BoK2 website will be launched and, later in the year, a CFP will be sent out. Melbourne is a vibrant city with a lively cultural scene and during the cooler winter months of June/July, it is the perfect starting point for visits to urban and outback destinations around Australia.

8 – 10 December 2016
Claire Trevor School of the Arts
University of California, Irvine

Thank you for attending the first Body of Knowledge: Embodied Cognition and the Arts conference which was held at the University of California, Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts campus from December 8-10, 2016. With almost 200 participants from around the globe, this international conference was a meeting of some of the best minds in Cognitive Science and the Arts who openly shared their knowledge and ideas.

Below are the documented sessions from keynote speakers throughout the conference to inform and inspire. We hope to see you at the next conference in the fall of 2017 with details TBA.

Keynote Speaker: Anthony Chemero, Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, University of Cincinnati.

Keynote Speaker: Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, Independent Scholar and Courtesy Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Oregon.

Keynote Speaker: David Kirsh, Professor of Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego.

Keynote Speaker: Erik Myin, Professor of Philosophy and Head of the Centre for Philosophical Psychology at the University of Antwerp.

Keynote Speaker: Evan Thompson, Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Keynote Speaker: Giovanna Colombetti, Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology at the University of Exeter.

Director’s Remarks: Simon Penny, Professor of Art, Department of Art, University of California, Irvine.