Seeing / Sounding / Sensing

September 26–27, 2014

Art, science, and technology are ways of knowing and changing the world. These disciplines frequently draw from each other yet their devoted practitioners rarely have the opportunity for high-level intellectual and cultural exchange.


Thank you for your interest in attending the CAST symposium. Because of overwhelming interest, registration is now closed.
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Seeing / Sounding / Sensing is an intensive two-day event at MIT that invites creative artists to join with philosophers, cognitive neuroscientists, anthropologists, historians, and scholars from a range of disciplines in an open-ended discussion about knowledge production. The goal is to challenge each domain’s conventional certainty about “what is known,” “how we know it,” or “how we can know more,” and to stimulate new issues for possible cross-disciplinary scholarship in the future. Wait List registration is closed.


Caroline Jones, Professor of the History of Art, Chair
Lore Harp McGovern, Honorary Chair
The MIT CAST symposium is funded by Philip S. Khoury, Associate Provost with responsibility for the arts; Deborah K. Fitzgerald, Kenan Sahin Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; and Adèle Naudé Santos, Dean Emerita of the School of Architecture and Planning, with additional support from the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT and the Council for the Arts at MIT.