San Francisco, del 2 al 3 de abril de 2016. Workshop organizado por el ArtSense Taste and Community project (Australian Research Council funded project) abierto a la propuesta de presentaciones relacionadas con disciplinas relevantes incluyendo (pero no limitadas a) la filosofía, las artes visuales, la historia del arte, la danza, el cine, la escritura creativa, la música, la museología y la antropología. Fecha límite de envío: 31 de octubre de 2015.



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Workshop/ Art and Imagination: the role of metaphors, tropes and images in shaping experience and guiding action.

Venue and Dates/ San Francisco, April 2nd and 3rd, 2016 (Westin St. Francis Hotel and SF Ballet School Board Rm)

Organised by the ArtSense Taste and Community project (Australian Research Council funded project):

Submission Deadline/ 31st October 2015.


This workshop is also sponsored by the American Society of Aesthetics; and hosted in part by the American Philosophical Association (Pacific Division).

The organisers invite proposals for presentations of either 40 mins (+ 20 mins Q&A) or 30 mins (+ 15mins Q&A). There are 3-4 slots available. The proposal can be sent as either a full length paper (reading time 40 or 30 mins) or as a Power Point presentation with an attached 1,000 word summary. With the exception of artists who discuss their own work, the proposal should be suitable for anonymous review.

Proposals should be sent to by 31st October 2015. Applicants are welcome from all relevant disciplines including (but not limited to) philosophy, visual art, art history, dance, film, creative writing, music, museology, and anthropology. Submissions from graduate students and early- career researchers are particularly welcome. A $1,000.00 travel grant is available (sponsored by the American Society of Aesthetics) for the best graduate student or untenured faculty submission by an ASA member.


Confirmed Speakers/

Jane Kneller/ aesthetic judgment & ethics

Sean Cordeiro/ perception through art

Mohan Matthen/ aesthetic pleasure

Cynthia Freeland/ contemporary art

Jenny McMahon/ imagination

Ivan Gaskell/ art and ethics

Nancy Sherman/ dance

Paul Guyer/ aesthetic judgment

Robert Sinnerbrink/ cinematic experience

Claire Healy/ perception through art

Daniel von Sturmer/ critique in the studio

This workshop is the first of two to be held in connection with the Australian Research Council funded ArtSense Taste and Community project. The project is directed by Jenny McMahon, and the other researchers are Sean Cordeiro, Cynthia Freeland, Paul Guyer, Claire Healy, Mohan Matthen, Robert Sinnerbrink, and Daniel von Sturmer. The project aims to develop a framework for understanding the perception of meaning and value as a response to cultural artefacts.

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