Workshop 2016 : Art & Imagination -

the role of metaphors, tropes & images in shaping experience & guiding action

The first ArtSense workshop, Art & Imagination, was held in San Francisco on April 2nd - 3rd 2016, in conjunction with the meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division. Consisting of three separate events, the workshop analysed the way cultural artefacts acquire meaning and value as an example of the process by which communities establish shared terms of reference.

A report on the workshop (also published in the ASA Newsletter 36:2, Summer 2016) , along with the program, abstracts and other associated workshop information, follows below.

SATURDAY 9AM-12PM
APA Invited Symposium
Contemporary Perspectives
on
Aesthetic Judgment
  Westin St Francis Hotel
  APA registration required
PROGRAM SAT 9-12
Chair
A/Prof Joseph Tolliver
25 min papers + 10 min commentary + 20 min Q&A

09.00-10.00
Prof Jane Kneller
Art & Community: Indeterminacy and Aesthetic Reflection
Commentator – A/Prof Jennifer McMahon

10.00-11.00
Prof Ivan Gaskell
Aesthetic Judgment & the Transcultural Apprehension of Material Things
Commentator – Dr. Elizabeth Burns Coleman

11.00-12.00
Prof Mohan Matthen
The Pleasure of Art
Commentator – Prof Cynthia Freeland

SATURDAY 2PM-5PM
Public Symposium
Art & Experience: the role of
critique in guiding practice
& making sense
  SF Ballet School Board Room
  Free public event
PROGRAM SAT 2-5
Chair
A/Prof Jennifer McMahon
35 min papers + 20 min Q&A

14.00-15.00
Daniel von Sturmer
Manufacturing a Precipice: Self critique and dialogue in the studio context

15.00-16.00
Dr. Leanne Carroll
Reflexive Imagining: Applying Walton’s Theory of Representation to Modern &Contemporary Art

16.00-17.00
Prof Nancy Sherman
Dancers & Soldiers Sharing the Dance Floor

SUNDAY 9AM-6.30PM
Post Conference Workshop
Perception, Imagination
&
Arts Practice
  Westin St Francis Hotel
  APA registration required
PROGRAM SUNDAY
Chair
A/Prof Jennifer McMahon
35 min papers + 20 min Q&A

09.00-10.00
Prof Bence Nanay
Mental imagery & our engagement with art

10.00-11.00
Prof Keith Lehrer
Art, Exemplars & Consensus

11.15-12.15
Dr. Robert Sinnerbrink
Perception, Imagination, Emotion: Exploring Cinematic Experience

12.15-13.15
Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro
Perception through Art

14.15-15.15
Prof Paul Guyer
Twofoldness & Threefoldness

15.15-16.15
Prof Cynthia Freeland
Color Perception & Color Across Media

16.30-17.30
A/Prof Jennifer McMahon
What we assume about imagination when we treat art as insightful

17.30-18.30
Wrap-up of sessions, and open discussion on the themes, questions and points

  VENUES, MAPS, DIRECTIONS
The Westin St Francis Hotel is at:
335 Powell Street.
The San Francisco Ballet School is at:
455 Franklin Street.

General information about public transport to the Ballet School and a map of its immediate surrounds can be found here.

  SPONSORSHIP
Funded by the Australian Research Council, the workshop is also sponsored by the American Society for Aesthetics (ASA)

For the Post Conference component of the 2016 San Francisco workshop, on Sunday April 3, the ASA is contributing to AV expenses, catering costs and a travel grant for an ASA student / untenured staff member presenting a paper, which has been awarded to Dr Leanne Carroll.

  ARTSENSE 2017 in AUSTRALIA
The second ArtSense workshop will be held in 2017 in Australia with events across a number of venues, including the University of Adelaide, as well as selected state galleries.

The 2017 workshop is funded by the Australian Research Council, hosted in part by the Australasian Association of Philosophy, and partly sponsored by the American Society for Aesthetics.

This route map (click the map image to open the interactive Google route page) shows the Westin St Francis and the Ballet School, with a suggested route from the Westin to the Ballet School by car or on foot. The journey by car can take up to 15 minutes, 23 mins by foot and 15 mins or so by tram/bus (corner of Powell & Market Sts.)

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