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Lecture by Lawrence Weschler: Art and Science as Parallel and Divergent Ways of Knowing

Wednesday, March 26, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Spencer Museum of Art, 309 Auditorium
Artists and scientists tend to think of their ways of probing the world as distinctly different. Such was not always the case. In the spirit of the Spencer’s exhibition James Turrell: Gard Blue, longtime New Yorker writer Lawrence Weschler—Emeritus Director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU and author of Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder and Everything that Rises: A Book of Convergences—explores this subject, with side-discussions on artists David Hockney and (Turrell’s fellow Light and Space master) Robert Irwin, subjects of two of his most recent biographies.
Can’t wait to hear Weschler in person? Check out his books!
Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: Thirty Years of Conversations with Robert Irwin
True to Life: Twenty-five Years of Conversations with David Hockney

Steve Fuller: “The promises and perils of interdisciplinary research: A long view”

Steve William Fuller (b. 1959) is an American philosopher-sociologist in the field of science and technology studies. This video (part 1 of 3 on You Tube) is a keynote lecture he gave at the Lithuanian Society of Young Researchers conference in January 2012. I particularly like his discussion of “internal” and “external” interdisciplinarity, and how those concepts are historically embedded into graduate studies at the university.