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BEYOND THE CONSTRAINTS OF PERCEPTION
A DISCUSSION OF SPACETIME AS A THRESHOLD FOR BOTH ARTISTIC AND SCIENTIFIC EXPLORATION. A DISTINGUISHED PANEL OF ARTISTS, WRITERS AND A SCIENTIST USE JOHNSON’S SPACETIME EXHIBITION AT ACE GALLERY BEVERLY HILLS AS THE FOCAL POINT FOR A BROADLY INCLUSIVE, PROVOCATIVE DIALOGUE.
FRANCES ANDERTON is the on-air radio host of KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture program and the producer of Warren Olney’s Which Way LA and To the Point. She is the LA Editor for Dwell Magazine and a regular speaker on West Coast architecture and design.
BARRY BARISH is a high energy physicist. He is the Director of the Global Design Effort for the International Linear Collider, the Linde Professor of Physics, emeritus at Caltech and the President-elect of the American Physical Society. He is a member of the National Science Board advising the U.S. President on science.
CHRISTOPHER FINCH is an artist, art historian and cultural critic. A former curator of the Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, he has authored more than two dozen books on contemporary art and popular culture. His most recent title, Chuck Close: Work is respected as the definitive monograph on the subject.
ELIZABETH LOSH is a writer, speaker and professor of Digital Rhetoric and Critical Information Studies at UC Irvine. Her most recent title: Virtualpolitik: An Electronic History of Government Media-Making in a Time of War, Scandal, Disaster, Miscommunication, and Mistakes (MIT Press, 2009).
SHANA NYS DAMBROT is an art critic, a curator and author based in Venice, CA. She is LA Managing Editor of Flavorpill.com and contributes regularly to Modern Painters, ArtReview, Artweek, Art Ltd, ARTnews, Whitehotmagazine.com, The Believer, Kotori, tema celeste, Angeleno, Art Asia Pacific, IJuxtapoz and Coagula Art Journal.
The discussion occurred Saturday October 17, 2009 at The Edye Broad Stage in Santa Monica California.
Running Time: 19:42
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A transcript of this video may be found here: (PDF format)(Word format)
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