ACT Fall 2017 Lecture Series: The Edge of Knowing and Un-Knowing

Monday, December 04, 2017 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

ACT Cube (E15-001) 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

The fall 2017 ACT Lecture Series invites renowned artists and philosophers to help us challenge our habits of perception and expand our margins of thought. Artistic intelligence is drawn to the fertile edges of knowledge, engaging radically anticipatory modes of being, thinking, creating, and acting without certainty. The series will offer models for un-knowing science and technology as a way to dislocate and re-articulate knowledge production in proximity to technologies of planetary threat: how to navigate the camouflaged, the unknown, the deceptive, the trumped.

Sep 11 | Trevor Paglen | The Planet is a Sensor

Sep 25 | Cristina Ricupero | Don’t Believe A Word I Say

Oct 20 | David Reinfurt | A Post-Industrial Postscript

Nov 13 | Postcommodity | The Repellent Fence and Beyond

Dec 4 | Judith Barry | A Discussion of Several Research-Based Projects


About the ACT Lecture Series

ACT’s lecture series draws together artists, scholars, and other cultural practitioners from different disciplines to discuss artistic methodologies and forms of inquiry at the intersection of art, architecture, science, and technology.

ACT’s Fall 2017 series is conceived by Gediminas Urbonas, ACT Director, and coordinated with Marissa Friedman, Senior Communications and Public Programs Assistant, and Laura Knott, Consulting Curator.

This series is made possible with the generous support of The Council for the Arts at MIT (CAMIT).

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Conferences/Seminars/Lectures, Meetings/Gatherings, Community Event

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Academic, Arts/Music/Film

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Public, MIT Community, Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff

Events By School

School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), School of Engineering (SoE), School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS), Sloan School of Management (Sloan), School of Science


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