A symposium hosted by the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST)
September 26-27, 2014
MIT Media Lab, 6th Floor
75 Amherst Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

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

Caroline Jones, Professor of the History of Art
History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art program, MIT

Honorary Chair
Lore Harp McGovern

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 of the School of Architecture and Planning from 2004 to 2014, with additional support from the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT and the Council for the Arts at MIT.

Press mentions of the CAST Symposium
Boston Globe
Scientific American

Arts at MIT Stories about the CAST Symposium
Seeing/ Sounding/ Sensing: CAST’s First Symposium Investigates the Senses and What It Means to Be Aesthetic
Reverberations: Spiders and Musical Webs

Videos of the symposium panels and concert:
Bruno Latour Keynote
Seeing Part One and Seeing Part Two
Sounding Part One and Sounding Part Two
Sensing Part One and Sensing Part Two
Concert Part One and Concert Part Two

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September 26–27, 2014