In this seminar, Karin Verelst will explore the deep connections between worldbuilding in the scenic arts (in the largest sense) and rational/scientific worldview construction, from classical metaphysics up to modern science. This connection was already established in Antiquity (as is clear from Plato’s cave allegory) but it gains new traction in theory and practice with the dissemination and impact of new representational technologies that allow for new variants of old ontologies, and maybe for truly new ones as well. Ontology is hot again! The interactive nature of these technologies forces us to rethink the relation between presentation and representation, between body and mind, between real and unreal, and in what manner the unreal can be real. Karin Verelst will explore these questions with a focus on the borderline where theory and practice (experimentation, audiovisual realisation, games…) overlap.
About the speaker
Karin Verelst is a philosopher of science with an interdisciplinary background in the humanities and exact sciences. She is at present lecturer at the Brussels-based Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinematography and Sound (RITCS) and senior researcher at CLEA. Representational worldview construction and its paradoxes in science and art are at the heart of her different research projects.
The CLEA seminars are taking place simultaneously at the VUB campus in Etterbeek, Brussels, and online (via Zoom) and are open to everyone interested!
When. Friday June 16, 2023 from 14:00 until 16:00h
Where. VUB campus Etterbeek, room D.1.07.
Online. You can follow the seminar online via Zoom. You may need a Meeting ID and passcode to enter.
Meeting ID: 827 5779 8426
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