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Alva Noë: "bodies and emotions / the puzzle of puzzles"

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Keynote-Lecture: Alva Noë – opening of the Einstein-Circle "bod - y - motion: Zur Rolle von Körper und Emotionen in künstlerischen und wissenschaftlichen Praktiken“

The Einstein-Circle “body – y- motion“ starts off with a lecture by author and philosopher Alva Noë at UdK Berlin. He examines the question how bodies and emotions form artistic and scientific practices - sometimes consciously, sometimes unconsciously.

Alva Noë is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. There he is a member of the Center for New Media and the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences.  He is the author of publications such as “Out of Our Heads” (2009) and “Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature“ (2015).

At the Berlin University of the Arts, experts from the arts and sciences examine the role of bodily and emotional elements and experiences in research processes as well as in our understanding of knowledge in the framework of the interdisciplinary Einstein-Circle “body – y – motion”. Practicing musician, product designer, sculptor or practicing surgeon, chemist or philosopher – our body is with all his knowledge and senses in action: what space and significance have bodily and emotional aspects in creative and research processes? How is knowledge embodied? Where do emotions directly or indirectly influence working and thinking?

Lecture in English.

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The Einstein-Circle “body-y-motion” is funded by the Einstein Stiftung Berlin.

9 November 2017, 7pm

Universität der Künste Berlin
Hardenbergstraße 33, Room: 110