UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, September 09

The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present

Richard von Weizsäcker Lecture 

According to Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel, the central challenge of science in the twenty-first century is to understand the human mind in biological terms. This investigation is important not only because it provides a deeper understanding of what makes us who we are, he says, but also because it makes possible a meaningful series of dialogues between brain science and other areas of knowledge. »

Thursday, September 24

Of Mood: An Atmospheric Reading

Holtzbrinck Lecture 

Mary Cappello will present a multi-modal reading drawn from her new writing on “mood”—a suite of lyric essays and experimental prose that allows for mood’s mercurial nature, gives free play to mood’s pre-conscious origins, and follows the lead of its kinship with “the elements” (clouds, weather), all the while entertaining our yearning for presence; our capacity for nuance; our attunement to what environs us and the atmospheres we manufacture for ourselves and others. »