Friday, October 3rd, 2014

12:30 pm            Museum Tour

Location: In front of the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater.

A tour of Sebastian Errazuriz: Look Again, with Lucy Stewart, Assistant Curator of Education, and exhibition designers and curators. In keeping with some of the themes that will be discussed during the symposium, the tour will focus on the development of the spatial and architectural design of the exhibition, and on the process of translating artistic and curatorial ideas into reality.

2:00 pm            Opening remarks

2:15-3:45 pm    Panel 1: Knowledge Production

Moderated by Dr. Paolo Palmieri (History and Philosophy of Science), University of Pittsburgh

Matthew Allen (History of Architecture), Harvard University, "Equivocating Diagrams: The many epistemic virtues in C.H. Waddington's images and arguments"
Catherine Falls, (Art History and Information Science), University of Toronto, "The Thick Black Line: Image and Objectivity in Roman Ondak's ‘Measuring the Universe’"
Chloe Hansen, (Communication), University of Pittsburgh, "Visual Agnotology: Visual Production and Maintenance of Ignorance"

5:00 - 6:00 pm     Trip to Wood Street Galleries

Location: Wood Street Galleries, 601 Wood St., Pittsburgh, PA

Viewing of Finnbogi Petursson exhibition SECOND/SECOND, and Q&A with Curator Murray Horne

6:30 - 7:30 pm      Screening the Ethnographic Sensorium

Location: Wood Street gallery's annex (937 Liberty Ave).

Media and performance curated by Ben Ogrodnik, History of Art and Architecture and Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday October 4th, 2014

9:00 - 11:00 am     Panel 2: The Politics of Space

Moderated by Dr. John Twyning (Associate Professor of English and Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies), University of Pittsburgh.

Jeff Richmond-Moll, (Art History), University of Delaware, "'Divine Truths Photographed Upon the Soul': The Holy Land through the Stereoscope"
Patricia Guiley, (Art History), University of Utah, "The World, as it is Written on the Wall"
Caroline Pirri, (English), Rutgers University, "'Which long their longings urged their eyes to see':
Jocelyn Monahan (Information Science) and Jeffrey Curran, University of Pittsburgh, “Instant Interferences”

11:30 - 1:00 pm      Panel 3: Multimedia and (Re)mediation

Moderated by Dr. Mark Paterson (Communication), University of Pittsburgh

Laura Giudici, (Art History/Art and Science), University of Fribourg, "The representation of intersex bodies in Klonaris/Thomadaki's multimedia practice"
Juliet Sperling, (Art History), University of Pennsylvania, "Stripped Bare: Dissecting Wax, Print, and Paper Bodies in Antebellum America"
Alicia Puglionesi, (History of Medicine), Johns Hopkins University, "Drawings from the Other side"

1:00 - 2:00 pm         Lunch

2:00 - 3:00 pm         Keynote Presentation: Dr. Patrick Jagoda, Professor of English, University of Chicago, "Network Aesthetics (or: How to See Anything When Everything is Interconnected)"

3:30 - 4:30 pm        "Curatorial Practice as Production of Visual & Spatial Knowledge"

A panel discussion with Dan Byers, Richard Armstrong curator of contemporary art, Carnegie Museum of Art; Dr. Alison Langmead, Director, Visual Media Workshop, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, and Assistant Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh; Dr. Cynthia Morton, Associate Curator of Botany, Carnegie Museum of Natural History; and Dr. Terry Smith, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory, University of Pittsburgh, moderated by Nicole Scalissi, History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh.

5:00 - 6:00                Keynote Presentation: Dr. Simone Osthoff, Professor of Art and Critical Studies, Pennsylvania State University/Playing the Archive, "The 1959 Neoconcrete Manifesto: Data Mining, Visualization, and Sonic Immersion"

Sunday October 5th, 2014

10:00 - 12:00 am      Breakout sessions (Registration required)

All three options take place from 10 am - 12 pm on Sunday, October 5th.

1. Paper Workshops:

Location: Third floor of the iSchool building (see Venues page for more information.)

Chloe Hansen and Matthew Allen, two contributors to the symposium, have volunteered to share projects-in-progress with a working group in order to receive constructive feedback and spark a discussion (click on names for an abstract of the relevant papers). As part of the broader goal of the symposium to foster open ended conversations between scholars of varied backgrounds, these workshops are intended to provide a space in which to share ideas across disciplinary boundaries and assist authors in moving papers towards publication. The workshops will be led by Prof. Josh Ellenbogen (History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh). If you are interested in reading one (or both) of these papers and attending the workshop, please email Colleen.

2. Creativity & Academia Roundtable:

Location: Third floor of the iSchool building.

Jocelyn Monahan and Aisling Quigley (PhD Candidates, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh) will be holding a workshop in which participants can discuss their creative and academic work, the relationship between the two, and issues such as credibility and legibility when doing creative work as an academic. If you are interested in participating in this conversation, please email Jocelyn.

3. Curator's Tour of Configuring Disciplines: Fragments of an Encyclopedia

Location: University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts building.

This is an exhibition currently on view at the University Art Gallery that deals with images in knowledge-making contexts such as history, anatomy, architecture and physics. Prof. Drew Armstrong (History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh) will give a tour and lead a discussion. For more information click here.

12:00 - 1:00 pm        Lunch

1:00 - 3:00 pm          Panel 4: Tooling the Visual

Moderated by Dr. Alison Langmead (History of Art an Architecture & School of Information Sciences), University of Pittsburgh

Tim Fessenden, (Biology), University of Chicago, “Visualizing Cell Behavior in 3D: A Tour of Biology Reseach Praxis”
Ginger Elliott Smith, (Art History), Boston University, "Post-Studio Sublime: Southern California Art and Technology after Earthrise"
Dr. Christopher Warren, (English), and Dr. Raja Sooriamurthi, Ivy Chung, Sama Kanbour, Angela Qiu, and Chanamon Ratanalert, (Information Systems), Carnegie Mellon University, "Six Degrees of Francis Bacon: History, Networks, Knowledge"
Vivian Appler, (Theatre), University of Pittsburgh, "To Trust or Not to Trust: Telescopic (mis)Information on the Early Modern Stage"

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