Georgia Tech Neuro Salon: Consider Attention

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Neuro Salon: Consider Attention  

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Opening Night April 11, 2012
7 pm to 9:30 pm

With musical performances, readings, and Q&A with salon artists. Light refreshments will be served.

Stubbins Studio Gallery, Georgia Tech College of Architecture

245 Fourth St. NW, Atlanta 
Open through April 28, 2012 

7:00 pm - Music performance by the band Qurious

7:30 pm - Reading from the novel, The Tantalus Letters, by Laura Otis (Emory University)

7:45 pm - This Shared Dream: A Reading from a Novel about Neuroplasticity, Memory, and Time, by Kathleen Ann Goonan (writer and Georgia Tech Visiting Professor)

Tour and Q&A with Neuro Salon artists.

Projects on Display at the Neuro-Salon:

  • Animapping by Ali Mazalek, Claudia Rebola, Paul Clifton, Scott Hoag, Andy Wu, Jason Clark, Chelsea McClinton, Sarah Nelson, Vivek Sangubhotla (Georgia Tech)
  • Hippocampal Memory by Audrius Plioplys
  • Crystal Palace - Emergent Formations by Daniel Baerlecken, Gernot Riether, Aaron Coffman, Almir Divanovic, Daniel Dixon, Emilio Hernandez, Azzam Issa, Cole Loomis
  • Julie by David Bashwiner
  • Incline by Frederick Pearsall and Matthew Swarts
  • A Fraction Away from Understanding - Aude Sapere by Harris Dimitropoulis
  • Vibrating Glove by Jun Ueda
  • A Camera Obscura Installation by James Murray, Patrick Di Rito, and Shota Vashakmadze
  • Consider Attention, salon brochure by Sonit Bafna 

Neuro-Humanities Conference

Thursday April 12, 2012
TSRB auditorium 125 (Tech Square)

Topics range from mirroring and social cognition to experience-driven media and devices.

9:00 am - Opening Remarks: Jacqueline Jones Royster (Dean, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts), Kenneth J. Knoespel (Professor of Engineering and Liberal Arts), Barbara Maria Stafford (Georgia Tech Visiting Professor)

9:30 am - Introduction: Carol Colatrella (Georgia Tech School of Literature, Communication, and Culture)

10:00 am - "How Religions Engage our Mental Machinery," Robert McCauley (Director, Emory University Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture)

10:30 am - "Clinical Models of Spirituality: Their Perils and Promise," Anne Benvenuti (Zygon Center for Religion and Science) and Elizabeth Davenport (University of Chicago)

Discussion and Break

1:00 pm - Panel: "Memory, Psychology, and Fiction" with Lisa Yazek, Laura Otis, Patricia Bauer, and Audrius Plioplys, and commentary by Noelle Batt (L'Universite Paris VIII) 

2:00 pm - introduction by Jason Freeman (Georgia Tech School of Music and Center for Music Technology)

"Neural Loci of Sensory Illusions: How We Interpret Art and Music," Ari Rosenberg (Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis)

"Musical Manipulation in Film: A Theory of Mechanism," David Bashwiner (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque)

Discussion and Break

4:00 pm - "An Illustrated Conversation: Visual Thinking in Autism, Art, and Creativity," Ashok Goel (Georgia Tech Cognition and Creativity Research Group), Maithilee Kunda, Keith McGreggor, Agata Rozga, and Terri Dilling (Atlanta Printmakers Studio)

5:00 pm - Visit to Center for Advanced Brain Imaging (CABI), tour and talk by Interim CABI Director Dr. Randall W. Engle (Attention and Memory Lab)

Break and Dinner

Friday, April 13, 2012
TSRB auditorium 125 (Tech Square) 

9:30 am - introduction by Kathleen Goonan (writer and Georgia Tech Visiting Professor)

"Cognitive Creative Work of Psychedelic Visions," Frank Echenhofer (California Institute of Integral Studies)


11:00 am - introduction by Michael Nitshe (Georgia Tech School of Literature, Communication, and Culture)

Lecture and mise-en-scene: "Cognition and Agency in Stephane Mallarme's Staging of the Book," Anna Arnar (Minnesota State University)

Discussion: "Mallarme and the Capabilities of the Book," Yves Abrioux (Professor of English Literature, L'Universite Paris VIII)


1:00 pm - introduction by George Johnston, AIA (Chair, Georgia Tech School of Architecture)

"Theory and Design in the Age of Biology: A New Foundation for Architectural Theory?" Harry F. Mallgrave (Illinois Institute of Technology)

"Neuroinstitutionalism: Some Cross-Disciplinary Frameworks for the Study of Social Organization," Phillip J. Ethington (University of Southern California)


2:30 pm - Panel: "Order from Chaos? Design Principles from Self Assembly," Martha Grover, Constantine Dovrolis, John Peponis, and Loren Williams


4:00 pm - introduction by Shriradha Sengupta (Georgia Tech)

"The Crowdsourced Self: Digital Data Storage and Human Memory," John Hunter and Joseph Tranquillo (Bucknell University)

Closing Remarks and Discussion with Barbara Maria Stafford (Georgia Tech)

Special thanks

Dr. Elizabeth Liebman, our generous patron and donor

Denise Smith and Tina O'Hailey

Kenneth J. Knoespel, McEver Professor of Engineering and Liberal Arts, Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

Alan Balfour, Dean, Georgia Tech College of Architecture

George Johnston, Chair, Georgia Tech School of Architecture

John Peponis, Associate Chair, School of Architecture


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