This conference addresses inclusive and multisensory learning environments and strategies, particularly in relation to the arts and museums. Our discussions will focus on experiences that involve sound, touch, movement, drama, olfactory and modes of proprioceptive learning. Multimodal learning and creative experiences are meaningful to all audiences including people with disabilities and people with different learning preferences.
First held in 2005, the conference has become a forum for cross-disciplinary creative thinking and the exchange of ideas. We will continue to foster dialogue between such diverse disciplines as neuroscience, cognitive psychology, education, museum studies, disability and cultural studies, technology, architecture, product design, and media art.
Keynote Address by theater director Peter Sellars. Other Speakers include Margaret Livingston, Author Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing, John Kennedy, University of Toronto, Author Drawing and the Blind; David Freedberg, Columbia University, Author The Power of Images; John Falk, Oregon State University, Author Identity and the Museum Visitor Experience; Rachel Herz, Brown University, Author The Scent of Desire: Discovering our enigmatic sense of smell; Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Harvard Medical Center; Martin Troendle, Zepellin University/Mapping-Museum Project; KJ Baysa and Johannes Goebel, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC).
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