POSTPONED – Research Focus Group Meeting: Art, Environment, and Sense-Making

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Daniel Martini

January 25, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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At the last meeting of the Sustainability and the New Human RFG, Professor Suh discussed sustainability and behavior change. This talk will continue our conversation about the interdependence of humans and the environment by offering an ecological approach to how we understand the arts. At this meeting, PhD candidate Daniel Martini will share his dissertation research on how aesthetic appreciation (‘sense-making’) can emerge from both the rigidity of universal human cognitive structures and the massive influence of environmental variations. The presentation will be followed by a discussion moderated by Professor Colin Gardner.

The meeting is open to all but we do ask you to register to attend so that we can spend our time in the meeting as productively as possible. Please register by January 21. After you’ve registered, you will receive a Zoom invitation as well as a 1,000-word document introducing the research that we ask that you read before the meeting. Please see the information sheet “Sustainability and the New Human IHC Research Focus Group Meetings” for more information about this and the structure of the meeting.

Daniel Martini is a PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature with emphases in Cognitive Science and Translation Studies. Daniel specializes in interdisciplinary research and teaching, including the fields of cognitive affordance, memory, and medical humanities.

Colin Gardner is Professor of Critical Theory and Integrative Studies in Art at UCSB. He works at the intersection of film-philosophy, Deleuze and Guattari studies and interdisciplinary media theory. Dr. Gardner has also expanded his research into Media Geography. His most recent monograph is “Chaoid Cinema: Deleuze and Guattari and the Topological Vector of Silence.”

Sponsored by the IHC’s Sustainability and the New Human Research Focus Group

Image Credit: A still shot from Maurice Lemaître’s Le film est déjà commencé? (1951)


January 25, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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