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When Materiality Intervenes: Towards a Trans-Disciplinary Epistemology of Disruption

Thursday Lecture Series, Materiality

dateMarch 13, 2014 timeThursday, 12:15pm EDT location The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia University
Still Life of Sheep's Ribs and Head by Francisco Goya

Professor Bernhard Siegert, Gerd Bucerius Professor of History and Theory of Cultural Techniques at Bauhaus-University Weimar, spoke on problems of transcending materiality in processes of symbolization, for which the cultural technique of the common meal functions as a paradigm. The model of eating together then is transferred to examples of audio and visual media.