ROCA Seminar

Prosthetics in Art and Design

Friday October 3rd, 2014, 13:00-16:00

Room 21.4.26, Building 21, University of Copenhagen Amager
Karen Blixens Vej 1, 2300 Copenhagen S

The seminar on prosthetics in art and 
design is a kick-off for a new perspective 
on robotics that we would like to explore. Morten Søndergaard, an excellent scholar
in media art, will talk about prosthetic aesthetic. After our discussions on three texts, we will brainstorm ideas on a draft
for a network application.


13:00-13:15: Welcome

13:15-13:30: Morten Søndergaard, Associate Professor, Aalborg Uni, on prosthetic aesthetic in Stelarc's work

13:30-13:45: Questions and discussion

13:45-14:15: Discussion of Graham Pullin, the chapters "Introduction", "Feeling meets testing", and "Martine Bone meets prosthetic legs" from the book Design meets disability (MIT 2009) (questions posed by Tau and Jonas)

14:15-14:30: Break

14:30-15:00: Discussion of Barbara Johnson, the chapters "Toys R Us" and "Puppets and Prostheses" from the book Persons and Things (Harvard UP 2008) (questions posed by Morten N and Taina)

15:00-15:30: Discussion of Tobin Siegers, the chapters "Introducing Disability Aesthetics" and "The Aesthetics of Human Disqualification" from Disability Aesthetics (Uni of Michigan Press 2010) (questions posed by Bojana)

15:30-16:00: Comments and ideas for network application