Newsletter Spring 2012

Join our newsletter to stay up to date! In our Spring 2012 newsletter we discuss the following; Exhibtions, Publications Etc., Dissertation Work Update and much more!

Winter - 2011 / Spring - 2012

On a strangely warm day during this New York City winter, IDSVA students gathered at The Morgan Library. It was the IDSVA Annual New York Lecture—the day’s event: a presentation by renowned scholar, Bill Brown.

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Student Updates: Conny Bogaard’s Impressions From the International Museum Conference

Recently, I had the opportunity to present a paper at an International Museum Conference in Antwerp, Belgium. The paper was based on an independent study featuring composer Richard Wagner and the Gesamtkunstwerk, also known as the total work of art. The topic was my response to the conference theme: “Catching the Spirit. Theatrical Assets of Historic Houses and their Approaches in Reinventing the Past.” 

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Student Updates: Jen Hall’s Wondrous World Of Neuroaesthetics

This fall I was invited to join a group of researchers from MIT’s Brain Lab and Media Lab: engineers, biologists, and chemists working on the mechanics of expanding brain potential by observing brain function. With a focus on the coupling between properties of brain and technology, the group’s research involves the low-level functioning of the nervous system and how these structures may hold relevance for cognitive dysfunctions and the pathophysiology of embodied action.

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