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27.02.16 | Events Knowledge

DIGITAL SYNESTHESIA Symposium April 4 & 5, 2016

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An international Symposium on Synesthesia and Digital Art is held on April 4 & 5, 2016 at University of Applied Arts Vienna. The symposium deals with media, aesthetic, neuroscientific, art theoretical and philosophical questions regarding the connection and intertwinedness of synesthetic perception, digital art, and aesthetics.

Monday, April 4, 2016: 2.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016: 9.30 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.

University of Applied Arts Vienna
Vordere Zollamtsstrasse 3/Room ZG21
1030 Vienna


Symposium Program:

Monday, April 4, 2016

PART ONE — Perspectives from Media Aesthetics and Neurosciences

Moderator: Camilla Nielsen

2.00 p.m.
Gerald Bast (Rector University of Applied Arts Vienna): Welcome

2.15 p.m.
Katharina Gsöllpointner (Department of Digital Art/University of Applied Arts Vienna): Syn-Aesthetics of Digital Art

3.00 p.m.
Lawrence E. Marks (John B. Pierce Laboratory/Yale University): Synesthesia, Perception, Language, Digital Art

3.45 p.m.
Coffee Break

4.00 p.m.
Danko Nikolić (Department of Neurophysiology/Max Planck Institute for Brain Research; Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies): Ideasthesia and Art

4.45 p.m.
Miriam Spering (Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences/University of British Columbia): The Interaction between Seeing and Moving: Eye Movements as a Window to the Mind?

5.30 p.m.
Panel Discussion


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

PART TWO: Perspectives from Philosophy and Art Theory

Moderator: Camilla Nielsen

9.30 a.m.
Aleksandra Mroczko-Wąsowicz (Institute of Philosophy of Mind and Cognition/National Yang-Ming University Taipei): A Philosophical Perspective on Unified Conscious Experience in Synesthesia

10.15 a.m.
Romana Schuler (Department of Digital Art/University of Applied Arts Vienna): Digital Synesthesia: Reminiscing about Science and Art

11.00 a.m.
Regine Rapp (Art Laboratory Berlin): Transformation, Transliteration and Translation. Synesthesia and Multisensory Perception in Contemporary Visual Art

11.45 a.m.
Coffee Break

12.00 a.m.
Chris Salter (Concordia University Montréal): Sensing Digital Art: Aesthetic Acts Beyond (the two) Synesthesia(s)

12.45 a.m.
Peter Weibel (University of Applied Arts Vienna; ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe): Digital Synesthesia

1.30 p.m.
Panel Discussion