As of 3/10/2020, any event happening beyond 3/10 has been postponed per MIT’s response to COVID-19, the Corona Virus. We are hopeful that we will be able to reschedule it for Fall 2020.
The Allegorical Resonance of Alchemical Affect
Each speaker might be seen as engaging with these terms in different ways.
Allegory as allowing interpretations that have the possibility of giving form to the immaterial while revealing hidden meanings.
Alchemy as a forerunner of chemistry, encompassing the recognition that serendipity as a chance operation can lead to unforeseen outcomes.
Affect as a verb generative of an experience, feeling, or emotion often in relation to compassion and empathy.
Resonance as the quality of being resonant, which creates a lasting effect and might be productive of transformation.
Feb. 10 | Jill Magid | The Proposal
Mar. 2 | Stephen Prina | ¡Stephen Prina Live!
Apr. 13 | Barbara London | What’s Technology Got To Do With It? (postponed to October 26, 2020)
May 4 | Cesare Pietroiusti | Economic Principles and Artistic Use of Paradox (postponed to December 7, 2020)
ACT’s Lecture Series draws together artists, scholars, and other cultural practitioners from different disciplines to discuss artistic methodologies and forms of inquiry at the intersection of art, architecture, science, and technology. Each spring and fall semester brings a different thematic focus and the format for each event shifts depending on the visitor(s) and the nature of their presentations and performances.
ACT’s Spring 2020 series is conceived by Judith Barry, ACT Director, and coordinated with Marissa Friedman, Communications and Public Programs Coordinator.
This lecture series is made possible with the generous support of The Council for the Arts at MIT (CAMIT).