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Material related to Tempting Failure, or “Learniing From Mistakes”

Started by john forester Jul 17. 0 Replies

A symposium on learning from mistakes in settings of city planning, drawing in part on Frank Barrett’s work on jazz in his striking Yes to the Mess:    See …Continue

Tags: aesthetics, of, cooperation, mis-takes, improvisation

CFP: Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies: "Decolonial Poetics and Pedagogies"

Started by Luciana da Costa Dias Oct 16, 2017. 0 Replies

BRAZILIAN JOURNAL ON PRESENCE STUDIESRevista Brasileira de Estudos da Presença DECOLONIAL POETICS AND PEDAGOGIES CALL FOR PAPERS The Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies [Revista Brasileira de…Continue

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Knowing by singing: song, acoustic ecologies and the overflow of meaning - CfP RAI 1-3 June 2018

Started by Valeria Lembo Aug 30, 2017. 0 Replies

We invite 250-word abstracts for an anthropology and interdisciplinary conference on the theme of 'Art, materiality and representation'. The event will be held at the Clore Centre, British Museum in…Continue

Tags: Voice, Sound, Embodiment, Ecology, Epistemology

Listening After Oliveros

Started by Ed McKeon Aug 17, 2017. 0 Replies

The School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies and School of Music at the University of Leeds are very excited to announce Listening after Pauline Oliveros: A Meditation.Thursday 12…Continue

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Division of Labor - Denis Beaubois

Posted by Gabrielle Senza on February 23, 2018 at 0:36 0 Comments

I just came across Denis Beaubois, an Australian multidisciplinary artist whose work, Currency - Division of Labor might be of interest to researchers here.

It is a series of video/performance works that use the division of labor model in capitalism as a structural tool for performance.

From his website:

The Division of labour work explores…


The School of Making Thinking's Summer 2018 Residency Programs

Posted by Aaron Finbloom on January 9, 2018 at 15:01 0 Comments

Hi everyone!

I help run an amazing interdisciplinary artist/thinker residency program called The School of Making Thinking based out of the U.S. and I wanted to share our summer programs and encourage Performance Philosophy ppl to apply (as I think many will find them quite interested :- )

see below!




The School of Making Thinking hosts Summer Intensives for…


Playing with Virtual Realities - Performances and Symposium

Posted by Einav Katan-Schmid on November 18, 2017 at 13:14 0 Comments

PREMIERE Playing with Virtual Realities  
25. bis 28.01.2018 A research project of the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung, Humboldt-University of Berlin   …


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Melanie Reichert left a comment for Spencer Hawkins
"Hi Spencer, thank you for your comment! I am currently not working explicitely on Hans Blumenberg (although here in Kiel he is widely recepted), but I definitely see great potential there for perspective on performative aspects of philosophy (esp.…"
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"Hi Melanie!I am teaching at Bilkent University and contacted you because I read of your interest in metaphorology on your profile. As a recent translator of one of Hans Blumenberg's books, I also see a connection between metaphorology and the…"
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translation theory and practice, history of metaphor, history of philosophy, rhetorical performance and analysis, theory and practice (in general)

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At 9:30 on April 11, 2018, Melanie Reichert said…

Hi Spencer,

thank you for your comment! I am currently not working explicitely on Hans Blumenberg (although here in Kiel he is widely recepted), but I definitely see great potential there for perspective on performative aspects of philosophy (esp. Arbeit am Mythos) and the notion of "theatricality". Do you know the text "Trauerarbeit im Welttheater" (by Matala de Mazza, Ethel: In: Gerhard Neumann, Caroline Pross und Gerald Wildgruber (Hrsg.): Szenographien. Theatralität als Kategorie der Literaturwissenschaft. Freiburg 2000)? This could add some interesting perspectives to the topic.

Best regards!


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