Past Event

Columbia Forum on Art and the New Biology of Mind

March 24, 2006
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Teatro, Italian Academy (1161 Amsterdam Ave, NYC 10027)

A daylong conference on the many discoveries in the new science of the brain that are of extraordinary relevance to the visual arts and our responses to them. The Columbia Forum on Art and the New Biology of Mind will bring together a group of distinguished neuroscientists, artists, art historians and philosophers in order to assess the potential of the latest findings. It will seek to establish the basis for a new dialogue in light of the significance of the new biology of mind for the understanding of art.

With the participation of

  • Marina Abramovic
  • Laurie Anderson
  • Richard Axel
  • George Condo
  • Antonio Damasio
  • Arthur Danto
  • Lynn Davis
  • Raymond Dolan
  • David Freedberg
  • Vittorio Gallese
  • Robert Irwin
  • Neil Jenney
  • Eric Kandel
  • Joseph LeDoux
  • Margaret Livingstone
  • Richard Meier
  • V. S. Ramachandran
  • David Salle
  • Joan Snyder
  • Philip Taaffe
  • Terry Winters
  • Semir Zeki

The conference is led by the Academy's Director David Freedberg, along with Arthur C. Danto and Nobel Laureate Eric R. Kandel, and made possible by assistance from the Louise T. Blouin Foundation and the Columbia University Center for Neurobiology and Behavior.

To watch all the recorded talks from 2006 on YouTube, click here.