[icebtac] Art Beyond,Sight. Multimodal Approaches to Learning

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  • Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 07:17:02 +0200

Am forwarding.Thought it might be of interest.

V.S. Ramachandran speaks at the international conference /Art Beyond
Sight. Multimodal Approaches to Learning, Creativity, and Communication/*
*via telephone conference on September 28, 2007
*(see detailed conference schedule below)

*V. S. Ramachandran is Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition
and professor with the Psychology Department and the Neurosciences
Program at the University of California, San Diego . He has received
many honors and awards, including a fellowship from All Souls College,
Oxford. NEWSWEEK magazine recently named him a member of "The Century
Club “, one of the "hundred most prominent people to watch in the next
century." He has published more than 120 papers in scientific journals,
is Editor-in-Chief of the /Encyclopaedia of Human Behaviour,/ and author
of the critically acclaimed book /Phantoms in the Brain , /which has
been translated into eight languages and formed the basis for a TV
series, as well as /The Emerging Mind/, and /A Brief Tour of Human
Consciousness: From Impostor Poodles to Purple Numbers/. He has lectured
widely on art - as well as visual perception and the brain - and is a
trustee of the San Diego Museum of Art.


**Art Beyond Sight: Multimodal Approaches to Learning, Creativity and
Communication *

September 28-30, 2007

Organized by
Art Education for the Blind and The Metropolitan Museum of Art
*Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City *

Following the sold-out 2005 conference on multimodal approaches to
learning, Art Education for the Blind (AEB) and The Metropolitan Museum
of Art are organizing a second international conference to further
address the challenges faced by educators, artists, museum
professionals, architects and designers to create multimodal learning
opportunities and environments that better serve all audiences. This
conference* *will address multiple modalities in the following
disciplines: cognitive psychology and neuroscience;
universal/human-centered design, products and environments in the 21st
century; art history, contemporary art and new media; and education for
people with sensory and other disabilities. The conference brings
together educators, museum curators, psychologists, neuroscientists,
architects, designers, anthropologists, scientists, and others concerned
with multimodal learning, disability, art and education.

/Teachers College, Columbia University provides a continuing education
credit for this conference:/ http://www.tc.edu/ceoi/artbeyondsight. /See
registration form for details.




10:00 – 10:20 *WELCOME * The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Art
Education for the Blind Waheed Khan, UNESCO Assistant Director-General
for Communication and Information
10.20 –11:00 *KEYNOTE SPEAKER*: Stephen Kuusisto, Professor of Creative
Writing and Disability Studies, The University of Iowa, author of
/Planet of the Blind/
11:00 –1:00 */THE SENSES IN CONTEXT/* */Perspectives on the Senses from
Art Education, Visual Culture, Psychology and Neuroscience/* · */Visual
culture and dis/ability./* Nicholas Mirzoeff, New York University ·
*/Artistic development and the senses./* Judith Burton, Teachers
College, Columbia University · */Creativity and the senses. /*Michael
Hanson, Teachers College, Columbia University · */Psychology and the
senses/.* Charles Spence, Oxford University · */Neuroscience and the
Aesthetic Impulse./* V.S. Ramachandran, University of California, San Diego
1:00 – 2:15 LUNCH BREAK
2:15 – 3:30 Concurrent Sessions */MULTIMODAL LEARNING IN DIVERSE
SETTINGS/* ? */Strategies for Museums/* *Chair:* Nina Levent, Art
Education for the Blind *Panelists:* Jane Samuels, British Museum,
London; Waafa el-Saddik, the Egyptian Museum, Cairo; Sandra Eastwood,
Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town; Leena Hannula,
Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Finland; and Caro Howell, Whitechapel Art
Gallery, UK *Discussant:* Linda Pring, Goldsmiths College, University of
London ? */Strategies for Libraries/* *Chair*: Carrie Banks, Brooklyn
Public Library
*Panelists:** Jenny Nilsson, Swedish Library for Talking Books and
Braille; William Reed, Cleveland Library for the Blind and Physically
Handicapped; and Oum Jeongsoon, Korean Association of Blind Artists
*? **/Cultural Heritage and the Sense/
*Chair: **Helene-Marie Gosselin, UNESCO
*Panelists:** Joel Chadabe, UNESCO Digiarts Partner, and others from
UNESCO’S Sectors of Culture, Education and Communication, and Richard
Donald Smith, African Music Scholar and Musician**
3:30 – 4:00
4:00 – 5:15
*Concurrent Sessions
*? /Public Spaces and Multisensory Design
/* *Chair*: Matthew Sapolin, NYC Commissioner, Mayor’s Office for People
with Disabilities *Panelists:* Michael Graves, Michael Graves
Associates; Valerie Fletcher, Institute for Human-Centered Design at
Adaptive Environments; John Zeisel, Hearthstone Alzheimer Care; and Joan
M. McGovern and Chinyere Oguekwe, JPMorgan Chase Discussant: Carlos
Mouräo Pereira, Architect ? */Case Studies in Multimodal Approaches to
Arts Access/* *Chair:* Francesca Rosenberg, Director of Community and
Access Programs, Museum of Modern Art *Panelists:* Pam Rogers, Pure
Vision Arts/The Shield Institute; and Fran Prezant, Abilities! (National
Center for Disability Services) ?*/ Soundscapes/* *Chair: *Lou
Giansante, Art Education for the Blind *Panelists:* Edmund Mooney,
Composer, Sound Artist and Acoustic Ecologist; Sofie Andersen, Antenna
Audio; Jeff Tancil, Lower East Side Tenement Museum; and Martin Quinn,
Design Rhythmics Sonification Research Lab *Discussant:* Richard Donald
Smith, Musician, Educator and Scholar ?*/ Sensualizations: Embodied
Sensory Imagination. An
Experiential Workshop/* Dana Salisbury, Multi-disciplinary Artist;
Creator/Director, Dark Dining Projects
5.30 – 6.00
* Valerie Fletcher, Adaptive Environments

10:00 – 11:00 *KEYNOTE SPEAKER: * Alvaro Pascual Leone, Harvard Medical
Center, Neuroscience Lab
*Chair:* Lotfi Merabet, Harvard Medical Center · */Experience shapes
human brain development and function./*/ /Helen Neville, University of
Oregon · */Brain plasticity, sensory substitution and integration, and
the work of Paul/*/ *Bach-y-Rita*/*.* Yuri Danilov, University of
Wisconsin · */Vision meets touch in the human brain/. *Krish Sathian,
Emory University · */Metaphoric pictures devised by an early-blind adult
on her own initiative./*/ /John Kennedy, University of Toronto
1:00 – 3:30 LUNCH BREAK POSTER SESSIONS featuring the Museum of Fine
Arts, Boston; the J. Paul Getty Museum; the Chicago History Museum; EDU
Art from Italy; and innovative artists and educators from the U.S.,
Japan and Australia
3:30 – 4.45 Concurrent Sessions ? */Technology and the Senses /*
*Chair:* Mandayam A. Srinivasan, MIT Touch Lab *Panelists:* Aimee
Arnoldussen, Wicab BrainPort; John Gardner, ViewPlus Technology; Steven
Landau, Touch Graphics, Inc.; and Carlos Mouräo Periera, Architect
*Discussant: *Krish Sathian, Emory University ? */Art and the Five
Senses/* *Chair:* Lisa Yayla, Huseby Kompetansesenter, Oslo, Norway;
Founder, Accessible Image discussion group, Norway *Panelists:* Roz
Driscoll, Elizabeth Goldring, Nitza Horner, and Michael A. Naranjo
*Discussant:* Sheri Khayami, BlindArt, UK ? */The Science of
Creativity/*: */Psychology and Neuroscience for Educators/* *Chair: *tbd
*Panelists:* Lotfi Merabet, Harvard Medical Center; Linda Pring,
Goldsmiths College, University of London; and Charles Spence, Oxford
5.15 – 6.00 *CLOSING REMARKS* * *

10:00 – 11.15 Concurrent Sessions ? */Strategies for Museums II/*
*Chair:* Nina Levent, Art Education for the Blind *Panelists:* Maribeth
Flynn, Brooklyn Museum of Art; Monica Suris, ComAccess, Barcelona;
Elizabeth Sweeney, National Gallery of Canada; Hollie Ecker, Roberto
Wirth Fund ONLUS (Italy); and other museums *Discussant:* Rebecca
McGinnis, Metropolitan Museum of Art ? */Technology and the Senses II/*
*Chair: *Helen Petrie, University of York (UK) *Panelists*: Caro Howell,
Whitechapel Art Gallery (UK); Jaime Sánchez, University of Chile; Josh
Miele, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute ? */Responding to Art
Through Dance and Movement Workshop/* Susan Norwood and Suzette Neptune,
The Project Volume
11.45 – 1.00 Concurrent Sessions */ROUNDTABLES/* ?*/ Tactile Graphics/*
*Moderator: *Helen Petrie, University of York *Participants*: Teresa
Kardoulias, Art Education for the Blind; Lisa Yayla, Accessible Image
(Norway); Ileana Sanchez (Puerto Rico); Jenny Nilsson, Swedish Library
for Talking Books and Braille; Steve Landau, Touch Graphics; Bernat
Franquesa, Touch Graphics; and others ?*/ Artists /* *Moderator: *Joan
Muyskens Pursley, Art Education for the Blind *Participants: *Oum
Jeongsoon, Ann Cunningham, Anne Walton, Barry Kleider, and Michael
1.20-1.45 *CLOSING REMARKS* Elisabeth Axel, Art Education for the Blind
Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Lower East
Side Tenement Museum. Details and directions TBA.

* A TELEPHONE CONFERENCE CALL with wrap-up discussions from the /Art
Beyond Sight /conference will be held on *October 15, 2007*.
Participants from around the world are encouraged to dial in. The
phone number and tele-conference schedule can be found at
www.artbeyondsight.org <http://www.artbeyondsight.org> <http://www.artbeyondsight.org/> after
August 1, 2007.
* PART TWO of this international event, /In Touch With Art: An
International Conference on Art, Museums and Visual Impairment,/
will be held on *November 28 and 29, 2007, *at* the Victoria &
Albert Museum *in* London. *For details, visit:

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