Bodies in Motion

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, Florida Atlantic University presents a two-day international conference December 4-5, 2008.

Bodies in Motion:
Explorations in Perception and Performance

Speakers at Bodies in Motion

Jerold J. Abrams, Creighton University, USA - "Somaesthetics and Posthumanism"

Fuminori Akiba, Nagoya University, Japan - "Aesthetics of "haptica" project"

Prisca Augustyn, Florida Atlantic University, USA - "Jakob von Uexküll’s Umweltlehre and Biosemiotics"

Daniel Barber, Emory University, USA - "Traces of the Self: Embodied Perception and Studio Practice in Painting, Teaching, and the Interpretation of Aesthetic Experience"

Curtis Carter, Marquette University,USA - "Expression, Moving Bodies, and the Eye of the Camera: Rudolf Arnheim, Martha Graham, Barbara Morgan"

Kathleen Coessens, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium - "Artistic performance as expert habitus: situated acts of self-reflective embodied practices"

Galen Cranz, University of California, Berkley, USA - "Body Conscious Design"

Oliver Feltham, American University of Paris, France - "Can Alain Badiou's phenomenology speak of bodies?"

Stephen M. Fiore, University of Central Florida, USA - "Somatics and Simulation: Bridging the Body and the Brain to Understand Ethics Education"

Barbara Formis, University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, France - "Re-enacting a mourning"

Joan Grassbaugh Forry, Vanderbilt University, USA, - "Mindfulness and Somatic Feminism"

Cressida J. Heyes, University of Alberta, Canada, - - "Thinking through the Body: Philosophy And/As Physical Education"

Satoshi Higuchi, Hiroshima University, Japan, -- "Archaeology of the Art of Body Movement: Learning from Japanese Ko-bujutsu"

Claudia Kappenberg, University of Brighton, UK, - "Bread Tools and Mittens"

Hans-Peter Krüger, University of Potsdam, Germany, - " The Limits of Personality: Having a body and living the body"

Jennifer Low, Florida Atlantic University, USA - "Geometry, Space, and the Human: - Laszlo Moholy-Nagy Revisits E. T. A. Hoffmann"

Fred Maus, University of Virginia, USA - "Bodily experience in musical performance and listening"

Barbara Montero, The City University of New York, USA - "Does bodily awareness interfere with highly skilled movement?"

Donald J. Morse, Webster University, USA - "The Performance of Thinking"

Eric Mullis, Queens University of Charlotte, USA - "Technology, Dance, and Dance Aesthetics"

Allie Terry, Bowling Green State University, USA - "Criminal Embodiment and the Aesthetic Cultivation of Forgiveness in Florence"

To view the conference flyer click here.

Travel and Hotel Accommodations

We have arranged a special rate of $74.00 per night at the Fairfield Inn & Suites just mention "Bodies in Motion Conference" when making your reservation. This rate is good from 12/01/2008-12/9/2008. Please make your reservations by 11/24/2008 to ensure the special rate.