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NIAS Seminar

The Supernormal

When 26 October 2017 from 11:15 to 12:15 hrs
Where Conference Room, Jorishof, Korte Spinhuissteeg 3
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Artist-in-residence Arnold Hoogerwerf discusses the effects of Niko Tinbergen’s concept of the super normal stimulus on human behaviour in general, and more specifically, on the implications of this kind of scientific knowledge on art, art theory and art education. 

About the Seminar

In this seminar Arnold Hoogerwerf elaborates on the structure of his project, his role in it and the plans for the near future.

He will show and discuss examples of supernormal stimuli and also of scientists that are referring to the work of Tinbergen in their attempt to shine more light on the evolutionary roots of art and the aesthetic experience.

Finally, Hoogerwerf will discuss the main backstory of the project, namely the  idea of consilience, interdisciplinarity and the divide between the natural sciences and the humanities. If culture increasingly becomes an aspect of nature, how will this affect the arts of the 21st century?

About Arnold Hoogerwerf

HoogerwerfArnold Hoogerwerf is a Media artist, teacher and researcher. His most frequent theme of work is the human relationship with technology and science. At NIAS, he is currently working on his upcoming project The supernormal, a more theoretical follow-up of his interdisciplinary art project De meeuwen van Tinbergen.

About NIAS Seminars

NIAS Seminars are aimed to stimulate scientific cross-pollination within the NIAS academic community, but seminars are open to others who are interested. Please  if you wish to attend.

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