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Weaving: Cognition, Technology, Culture

April 5 - April 8
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, 10027 United States

The conference Weaving: Cognition, Technology, Culture will raise questions about the economic, social, and cultural significance of weaving, but also broader issues about craft as cognition, cognitive change over time, innovation in craft and the role of “traditional” crafts in the modern era. It will consider the preservation of craft practices and their cultures, as well as issues concerning individual autonomy, sustainability, and dignity in craft-making. The program brings together scholars from history, economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology and cognitive sciences, experts in textile and craft, textile entrepreneurs, artisans, and artists.

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Reembodied Sound: A Symposium & Festival of Transducer-based Music and Sonic Art

April 7 - April 9
Computer Music Center, Prentis Hall, 632 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027 United States

Reembodied Sound is an interdisciplinary symposium focusing on the increasing use of transducers in music and sonic art, a subject which has received scant attention as a unified practice.

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Maria Sibylla Merian Conference

April 7 - April 9
Maria Sibylla Merian Society, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The aim of the conference is to bring together new research and projects relating to Maria Sibylla Merian. With her life and work as a focal point this conference will also explore topics that relate to Merian from a broader perspective, such as the religious context of her work, early modern book production, Merian’s social network, Surinam as a colony, and entomological research.

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History of Visualization / Visualization in History Workshop

April 8

This workshop brings together historians, sociologists and anthropologists studying practices of data visualization with historians and social scientists using many of those practices in the pursuit of history. The goal is a more reflective critical practice of visualizations within the social sciences and a less anachronistic technical history of data visualization practices, by bringing together the methodological sophistication of science and technology studies, digital humanities, and media theory.

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