Visual Culture and Evolution Online Symposium

Visual Culture and Evolution Online Symposium

Monday, April 5 through Wednesday, April 14, 2010
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Join a group of more than 30 international experts - including artists, scientists, historians, ethicists, curators, sociologists, and writers - as they discuss the intersections between the visual arts and evolution. This past year, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his book, On the Origin of Species, a number of conferences were held around the world focusing on the impact of the concept of evolution.  This symposium will be a platform to discuss both the ideas generated from those activities and the present impact of evolutionary thought on visual culture.

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Kevin Finneran, editor in chief of Issues in Science and Technology, will moderate the discussion. Issues is the quarterly policy journal published by the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and University of Texas at Dallas.

Visual Culture and Evolution: An Online Symposium is co-sponsored by Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS); the Center for Design, Art, and Visual Culture (University of Maryland, Baltimore County); and Johns Hopkins University's Master of Arts in Museum Studies Program.

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The content and opinions from the symposium speeches, presentations, blogs, wikis, and/or feeds reflect those of the authors and presenters, and are not those of the organizing institutions that include: the National Academy of Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Johns Hopkins University; or any of their affiliates or schools. The organizing institutions neither endorse nor oppose the content and opinions from the symposium speeches and presentations, or the opinions of the authors and presenters.


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