International Symposium on Synesthesia and Digital Art

April 4 2016, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
April 5 2016, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

Location: University of Applied Arts Vienna, Vordere Zollamtstrasse 3 / Room ZG21a/b, 1030 Vienna


Monday, April 4, 2016

2.00 p.m.
Gerald Bast (Rector University of Applied Arts Vienna):

PART ONE — Perspectives from Media Aesthetics and Neurosciences

Moderator: Camilla Nielsen

2.15 p.m.
Katharina Gsöllpointner (Department of Digital Art/University of Applied Arts Vienna):
Syn-Aesthetics of Digital Art

3.00 p.m.
Lawrence E. Marks (John B. Pierce Laboratory/Yale University):
Synesthesia, Perception, Language, Digital Art

3.45 p.m.
Coffee Break

4.00 p.m.
Danko Nikolić (Department of Neurophysiology/Max Planck Institute for Brain Research; Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies):
Ideasthesia and Art

4.45 p.m.
Miriam Spering (Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences/University of British Columbia):
The Interaction between Seeing and Moving: Eye Movements as a Window to the Mind?

5.30 p.m.
Panel Discussion

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

PART TWO: Perspectives from Philosophy and Art Theory

Moderator: Camilla Nielsen

9.30 a.m.
Aleksandra Mroczko-Wąsowicz (Institute of Philosophy of Mind and Cognition/National Yang-Ming University Taipei):
A Philosophical Perspective on Unified Conscious Experience in Synesthesia

10.15 a.m.
Romana Schuler (Department of Digital Art/University of Applied Arts Vienna):
Digital Synesthesia: Reminiscing about Science and Art

11.00 a.m.
Regine Rapp (Art Laboratory Berlin):
Transformation, Transliteration and Translation. Synesthesia and Multisensory Perception in Contemporary Visual Art

11.45 a.m.
Coffee Break

12.00 a.m.
Chris Salter (Concordia University Montréal):
Sensing Digital Art: Aesthetic Acts Beyond (the two) Synesthesia(s)

12.45 a.m.
Peter Weibel (University of Applied Arts Vienna; ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe): Digital Synesthesia

1.30 p.m.
Panel Discussion

Symposium Concept: Katharina Gsöllpointner

Coordination: Gabi Pichler

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