Shaping Perception (2016–17)
- Chris Aiken (Dance)
- Daphne Lamothe (Africana Studies)
The study of perception is not simply the study of how the world comes to us, but how we meet and engage with the world. It is both active and receptive. It is biological and creative. It is shaped by all that we have learned and all that we can imagine. This project will explore the concept of "perception" as an essential form of human experience, an aspect of ourselves that is central to who we are and how we relate to the world.
Modes and Models of Making (2016-17)
- Alex Keller (Film Studies)
- Dana Leibsohn (Art)
Fundamental to daily life, and especially intellectual life, are our ideas about, practices of, and dream for making things, be they material, ephemeral, "real" or imagined. Moreover, the role of technology is pressing ever more firmly upon us to reassess how we share knowledge, circulate inventions, define ourselves as humans.