1122 West 24th Street
Los Angeles, California 90007


Friday, January 19, 2007 - Saturday, January 20, 2007

TransFormations is a year-long series of events formed around four specific topics, each at the crossroads of four larger umbrella themes: art, technology, cognition and perception. From big-budget Hollywood to a 19th-century panorama, TransFormations 2: The Perception of Perception will feature a series of speakers, panels, workshops and exhibits tracing three interwoven strands through the fields of cognition, perspective and stereoscopy--no one attending these events will see the world the same way again.

In today's data-saturated and digitally mediated world, questions of how we perceive and know the world around us have taken on a new urgency. Our ideas and experience are formed by our perception of the world. How have these perceptions been shaped through past and newly-emerging media technologies? This event will explore a variety of these media and their impact on the domains of art, philosophy, cognitive science and neuroscience in a kaleidoscopic festival event with multiple perspectives, multiple sites and multiple levels of access.

Friday, January 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
California Science Center
Exposition Park, 700 State Drive, Los Angeles, CA

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Cultures of Perception
This panel will feature Donald Hoffman, professor of cognitive science at UC Irvine; cultural critic Norman Klein; and science writer Margaret Wertheim. USC's Anne Friedberg will moderate.

1-2 p.m.: Lunch

2-4 p.m.: Technologies of Perception
This panel will feature Erkki Huhtamo, professor of media history and theory at UCLA; author and inventor Lenny Lipton; artist Sara Velas; and 3-D expert Ray Zone. USC's Perry Hoberman will moderate.

Saturday, January 20, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Velaslavasay Panorama
1122 West 24th Street (at Hoover), Los Angeles, CA

11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
A variety of presentations and workshops will be presented with Perry Hoberman, Donald Hoffman, Norman Klein, Ray Zone and others. Please check back for a complete schedule.

12:30-1:30 p.m.: Lunch

4:30-6 p.m.: Reception

Organized by cinematic arts faculty members Perry Hoberman, Steve Anderson, Anne Balsamo, Anne Friedberg, Richard Weinberg and Michael Naimark; Alice Gambrell (English); Douglas Thomas (communication); and Holly Willis (fine arts).

For further information on this event:
[email protected]

Other events in the TransFormations Series:
March 3, 2007 – March 4, 2007 Transformations III: Fiction Science
April 21, 2007 – April 22, 2007 TransFormations IV: Disturbed Realities

Official Website: http://www.usc.edu/webapps/events_calendar/custom/113/index.php?category=Item&item=0.861487&active_category=Upcoming

Added by kiracle on January 7, 2007