Monday, November 1, 2010


Big week coming up for those involved in our course cluster:

On Monday, November 8th, Phil Ross and Rich Pell are speaking in Tom Leeser's "Conversations on Technology, Culture, and Practice" course. Time: 7pm. Location: A116. This event is open to ALL students participating in the cluster--and I'm sure you won't be turned away if you're not taking any of the cluster classes. This is a unique opportunity to find out about these artists' practices in the informal context of a class. Be there!

On Tuesday, November 9th, your afternoon and evening are already booked: you'll be traveling to the Museum of Contemporary Art on Grand Avenue, to attend a symposium on the crossover of biology, technology, and the arts today. Scientists, philosophers, and artists will gather to discuss topics relevant to the course cluster topic: bioart. Participants will include Phil Ross (CRITTER salon), Martie Haselton (UCLA), Robert Mitchell (Duke--author of a recent book titled Bioart and the Vitality of Media, which is featured on this blog), Anne Marie Oliver (PNCA), and others. In the evening, French philosopher Catherine Malabou will be giving a lecture titled "Plasticity: New Political Modes of Being." Professor Malabou is one of the major voices working in continental philosophy today--this is really an event that's not to be missed.

There will be vans going from CalArts to MOCA on Tuesday afternoon, so you do not have to worry about transport. More info about the vans will be posted here, so check in later this week for more information.

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