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Imagination, the Door to Identity

Anna Furse, Clive Wilkins, Nicola Clayton

This talk is chaired by Prof Anna Furse who is currently embarking on a creative collaboration with Prof Nicola Clayton. This event promises to be of interest to arts/science collaborators in particular. Nicola Clayton is a Professor of Comparative Cognition in the Department of Psychology at Cambridge University, and a Fellow of Clare College. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2010. She is also Scientist in Residence at the Rambert Dance Company. Clive Wilkins is a fine art painter. He has exhibited widely, including at the National Portrait Gallery, London, at the Royal Academy and in private galleries in Cork Street, London - where he had a one man show in 2007. His work can be found in public and private collections. Clive has produced portraits of Sir Howard Hodgkin and Sir Peter Blake amongst others and has been presented publicly to HRH Princess Royal. His current project, 'Moustachio', is a novel in four parts. It explores imagination and questions aspects of consciousness and reality amidst the miasma of being.

Thu, 09 May 13 0

Data Unhinged: relation, administration and novel aesthesias

Anna Munster

In An Aesthesia of Networks, I rethink the function and place of assemblages such as databases in network cultures, histories and aesthetics. Rather than the conceiving of database as symbolic form, I suggest that it functions diagrammatically in conjunction with other sociotechnical machines. Data has been ‘unhinged’ from its organisational base, does not conform to medial forms and ceases to play a representational role in contemporary culture. The redesign of the database in the 1960s shook up its organisation and performance, so that it worked quite differently, ‘declaring’ its operativity as it performed.

Wed, 20 Mar 13 0

David Graeber in Conversation

David Graeber, Alex Hern

In this first in the Made In Goldsmiths series, David Graeber discusses his best-selling book; Debt, the first 5,000 Years with New Statesman economics writer Alex Hern. This series is designed to give people a chance to not only find out more about the work that goes on at Goldsmiths, but to meet each other in an informal setting.

Thu, 31 Jan 13 0