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1. CFP, Science and Aesthetics: Models and Metaphors, CAA Los Angeles,
25-28 February 2009 - "Kessler, Elizabeth"
<ekessler@ursinus.edu>


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Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 17:14:58 -0400
From: "Kessler, Elizabeth" <ekessler@ursinus.edu>
Subject: CFP, Science and Aesthetics: Models and Metaphors, CAA Los
Angeles, 25-28 February 2009

Call for Papers:

 

Science and Aesthetics: Models and Metaphors

College Art Association Annual Conference

Los Angeles, CA

February 25-28, 2009

 

Session Chairs:

Susan Jarosi, University of Louisville

Elizabeth Kessler, Ursinus College

 

Deadlines for paper proposals: May 9, 2008

 

The history of both art and science is marked by adaptations and
applications of the methods, images, and paradigms of the other
discipline. This session seeks to explore these interconnections and
appropriations across aesthetics and science at the level of model and
metaphor.  We are especially interested in the ways in which the
terms
of such models and metaphors shift when considered through the lens of
the appropriating discursive practice.    What are the
points of overlap?
Does one discursive context always remain dominant?  What governs
or
defines the responsible use of appropriation?  What collaborative
approaches can serve as models for future explorations?  Can we
establish a viable methodology for such collaborations?  Panelists
might
address these questions from many perspectives, but we encourage
interdisciplinary and historically-inclusive investigations that
consider the mediating role played by models and metaphors in the
exchange between aesthetics and science - rather than research that
centers on artistic adaptations of technology. 

 

Please submit 500-word abstract, CV and letter detailing your interest,
expertise, and CAA membership status to:

 

Susan Jarosi, University of Louisville (susan.jarosi@louisville.edu),
and Elizabeth Kessler 

Ursinus College (ekessler@ursinus.edu)


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