At the conference, we will try to develop a new genre of performances, when an artist and a scientist talk together, when humanitarian and natural science approaches enter each other's territory and erase the traditional disciplinary line. Let's try to talk about why “highly specialized” k...
At the conference, we will try to develop a new genre of performances, when an artist and a scientist talk together, when humanitarian and natural science approaches enter each other's territory and erase the traditional disciplinary line. Let's try to talk about why “highly specialized” knowledge has cultural significance, ethical meaning, and its own aesthetics. Employees of the laboratories of Pavlov Institute of Physiology and artists working with concepts of science and technology.
We will talk about the boundaries of modern aesthetics, whether art can accept the graphic minimalism of scientific schematism, documentation, technical objects, and under what conditions. How can the boundary of human perception be displaced and upgraded after the technical representation of insect perception abilities, faceted vision of bees, smell sensors, and spatial orientation. The shift from an exploratory focus on cognitive processes to an exploration of emotions demonstrates our close relationship with the animal kingdom. A project to research and simulate emotions in monkeys shows the importance of emotional communication.
In conclusion, we will watch a film about the experiment carried out by Meshcheryakov and Ilyenkov, in which the concepts of thinking / activity, sensory and social space were rethought. This experiment led to the development of methods in tiflosurdopedagogy, thanks to which it became possible to form a full-fledged professional and cultural life of pupils.
1. Alexey Kharauzov (Group of physiology of sensory systems of primates), artist Yuri Didevich: "Cybernetic monkey".
2. Tatyana Zachepilo (Laboratory of Genetics of Higher Nervous Activity), artist Natalya Fedorova: “Interspecies communicators or how can we enter the perceptual worlds of bees”.
3. Varvara Semyonova (Laboratory of Physiology of Hearing), artist Anna Martynenko: “Scientific graphics about sound: from analog to digital”.
4. Film by Emanuel Elmborg (Norway) and Maria Chekhonadskikh (Moscow / London) "Zagorsk experiment of Meshcheryakov and Ilyenkov".
At the discussion we expect the participation of philosophers, sociologists and artists (the list is being specified).
The joint program of the project of the Techno-Art Center and Pavlov Institute of Physiology, RAS, entitled "New Anthropology", is supported with a grant from the President of the Russian Federation for the development of civil society provided by the Presidential Grants Foundation.
More about the project: http://thenewanthropology.tilda.ws