Sheldon Brown at Goldsmiths

November 23, 2016


Sheldon Brown, Director of the Clarke Center, will be at Goldsmiths, University College London, delivering a lecture titled "Characterizing Human Imagination through Art and Science" on November 23, 2016. In this talk, he shows artworks that aim to engage components of cognition that make up "the imagination." 

Art is often considered to be an exemplary outcome of imaginative processes, and it is also thought of as a means of engaging the imagination of audiences, but what is the phenomena that is inferred by the word "imagination"?

In this Whitehead Series lecture, Sheldon Brown will show a series of works that aim to directly engage components of cognition that might be aspects of what is generally considered to be imagination. 

These artworks are an aspect of how Sheldon is attempting to understand the phenomena at the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at UC San Diego, through collaborations with neuroscience, cognitive science, computational science, engineering, medicine, literature, and the arts.

More information here.