ArtSensePHILOSOPHY, ART, COMMUNITY | MEANING, ARTEFACT, VALUE
ArtSense explores how artistic value and meaning are attributed to artworks, and how cultural artefacts and imaginative constructs may be seen to motivate ethical or socially oriented behaviour. Funded by the Australian Research Council over 2015-2017, the project aims to create a forum for sharing expertise between philosophers and artists, particularly on the nature of perception. This will occur through workshops, publications and an app.
The app engages people in thinking about the implicit categories through which they make sense of things. Our objective is to cast light on what makes community possible between people with different cultural commitments. There will be different versions of the app associated with different galleries, events, workshops etc.
Access to the app is currently by invitation only, with a public version to be released at a later stage. If you have been given log-in details, follow the appropriate link below to view the current version:
The 2017 ArtSense Workshop was held in Adelaide, July 3-6, with follow-up events in Melbourne & Sydney.
The Arts & Imagination: the role of metaphors, tropes & images in shaping experience & guiding action
Papers address topics which bear upon the way cultural artifacts acquire meaning and value as an example of the process by which communities establish shared terms of reference.
Call for Open Commentaries
Australasian Philosophical Review
The Australasian Philosophical Review (APR) is the Australasian Association of Philosophy’s (AAP’s) new open peer commentary journal. It publishes invited target articles by authors from all areas of philosophy, together with invited and open peer commentaries on those invited target articles, and authors’ responses to those commentaries.
Each issue has a different curator, chosen by a committee of the AAP; the curator is responsible for the choice of the authors of the invited target article and the invited commentaries. Volume 1 Issue 1 has been curated by Jenny McMahon.
Volume 1, Issue 1
Curator: Jennifer McMahon
Theme : Aesthetic Pleasure
Target Author : Mohan Matthen
Target Article : The Pleasure of Art
Invited commentaries from:
Cynthia A. Freeland, Paul Guyer & Robert Sinnerbrink
To view the target article & invited commentaries for future issues, register with APR as an open peer commentator.
APR 1:1 was published online on 26th March 2017. Hard copy to follow.
Note that all libraries which presently subscribe to the Australasian Journal of Philosophy will automatically receive the APR.