lectures / critiques - 1999 - 2003
"Artificial Intensity: Images, Instruments and the Technology of Amplification", SEMINAIRE RE/MIX, "Recherches/Mixités" Arts - Sciences - Technologies, IRCAM 1, Université de Paris, Paris, France, Jan 21, 2003.
Lecturer, Annual Goldberg Lecture, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, Jan 29-30, 2003.
"Techniques of Epiphany: Theurgy and Enlightened Apparatus," speaker at the College Art Association 91st Annual Conference, panel: "Sacred and Profane in Enlightenment Culture," New York, NY, Feb 19-22, 2003.
Invited Speaker, "The Dialogic Image: Readapting and Rebuilding the Visual Tradition of Telling Stories," Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, March 14-15, 2003.
Harn Eminent Scholar Lecture, University of Florida, Gainesville, March 26, 2003.
University Lecture for the Program in Complex Systems, Guest Lecturer, University of Alaska, Anchorage, April 17-18, 2003.
"Artificial Intensity: Images, Instruments, and the Technology of Amplification", Public Lecture, Center for the Humanities and the Arts, University of Colorado-Boulder, April 24, 2003.
Towards a Cognitive Image History: From Iconic Turn to Cross-Sensory Pattern, Felix Burda Memorial Lecture: Iconic Turn, Munich, June 26, 2003.
"Analogy: creating a logic of reconciliation". Keynote Speaker at the "Art and Human Rights Conference," The Humanities Research Center, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, August 7-10, 2003.
'Genetic Perspective or Biohistory'': Ambiguous view from Below, Across, and Beyond', Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, August 15, 2003.
"Art in the Domain of Ambiguity", MacGeorge Fellowship Lecture, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, September 19, 2003.
"Public Health as Public Art. The Role of Images in a Time of Epidemic," keynote address, Symposium on the Visual Media of Public Health, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, October 16, 2003.
"What Light Can the Neurobiology of Pleasure and Pain Shed on the Picturesque ( and Vice Versa)? Conference on Pain, Wellcome Institute, London, October 29, 2003.
"Techniques of Epiphany: Theurgy and Enlightened Apparatus," Conference on Instruments in Science and Art, Freie Universitat Berlin, Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften, November 1, 2003.
Featured Speaker at Exhibtion, "Genesis: Contemporary Art Explores Human Genomics," University of California Berkeley Art Museum, November 9, 2003.
University Lecture for the Visiting Artist Program, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, November 18, 2003.
"Creation without Concept," panel speaker in the series: Bild des Wissens, sponsored by the Zentrum fur Literaturforschung Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof, December 9, 2003.
Seminar on the "Devices of Wonder" Exhibition for Media Studies Group (members from USC, UCLA, Cal Arts, Sci Arts), Los Angeles, Jan. 18, 2002.
"Perspectives on an Exhibition (Devices of Wonder)", Arts Club of Chicago, January 21, 2002
"Presentation on 'Devices of Wonder'", University of Chicago Visual Arts Visiting Committee, February 25, 2002.
"The Hermeneutics of Reconciliation", invited speaker, symposium entitled "Aesthetics, Hermeneutics, and Neurosciences" honoring Hans-Georg Gadamer, Heidelberg, Germany, March 1 and 2, 2002.
"Amplifying Reality: Sensory Technology and the Continuum of Desire," University of Iowa, Humanities Program, March 11, 2002.
"The Dynamics of Completion: Gaps, Blanks, and Improvisation," in a Symposium on Frames of Viewing: the Brain, Cognition and Art. Getty Research Institute in conjunction with the Stanford Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Los Angeles, April 3-6, 2002.
"The Romance of Technology," invited paper for conference Collection, Laboratory, Theater--Scenes of Knowledge in the 17th Century, Freie Universitat Berlin, May 23-May 26, 2002.
"Artful Science/Ingenious Apparatus," paper for conference Images and Ideas: Exhibiting Science in Museums, University of Chicago, June 17-18, 2002.
"Image in the Middle: Analogy as Media Theory," .Inaugural Lecture, Berlin Thyssen Foundation, Lectures on the Iconology of the Present, June 26, 2002.
"Artificial Intensity," Rudolf Arnheim Torgespräch, Brandenburger Tor, Berlin, July 5, 2002.
"Leonardo's Bridge," inaugural lecture lecturer, an interdisciplinary art-engineering crossover work, University of California, Irvine, CA, October 3, 2002.
"Artifical Intensity (AI): images, instruments, and the technology of amplification," Northwestern University Center for Art and Technology Colloquium, October 18, 2002.
"Undoing Forgetfulness: Re-membering Media's Past," keynote address for the 16th Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, New York, NY, Oct. 23, 2002.
Panelist in "Matters of Mind: The Archive as Memory Bank," School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, Oct. 24, 2002.
"Polyopticality and the Limitations of the Hockney Debates", plenary lecture, History of Science Society 2002: "Crossing Borders", November 7, 2002.
Special guest speaker, Studio 360 / WNYC, New York, NY, January 2001.
Keynote speaker, "Analogy or the Art and Science of Relating," University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, January 29, 2001.
Keynote speaker, "Rethinking Analogy," Cognitive Science Colloquium Series: Language and Cognition, Georgia Institute of Technology, February 9, 2001.
Visiting Scholar, Visiting Scholar Program, University of Colorado at Boulder, February 2001.
Speaker, "Analogy and Allegory, Again" College Art Association National Meeting panel: "If One is Good, Two is Better," March 2001.
Participant, "Baroque Imaginary: The World of Athanasius Kircher, S.J. (1602-80)", Stanford University, April 2001.
Participant, American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, April 2001
Invited speaker, "Devices of Wonder", California College of Arts and Crafts Graduate Studies "New Zones of Thought and Vision lecture Series, San Francisco, April 25, 2001.
Invited speaker, "The Logic of Reconciliation", presented at "Documenta 11: Experiments with Truth: Transitional Justice and the Processes of Truth and Reconciliation", an international symposium and film and video exhibition. New Delhi, India, May 7-14, 2001.
"Vital Signs" seminar series, University of California, Los Angeles, June 2001.
"Leibniz's Cosmology: Reflections in a Kircherian Mirror," Keynote Speaker, Glass Art Society International Meeting, Corning Museum, June 2001.
"AI--Artificial Intensity. Visual Technology and the Remaking of Worlds", Keynote address, Association of Australian and New Zealand Art Historians, National Meeting, Canberra , October 6, 2001.
"Devices of Wonder," Lecture and tour of the exhibition for UofC California-area alumni, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, November 14, 2001.
"Intensified Reality: Visual Devices and the Remaking of Worlds", opening address for Devices of Wonder exhibition, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, November 15, 2001.
"Conjuring with Technology, or the Remaking of Worlds," Allen Scholars Lecture Series (public lecture), School of Art, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Il, November 27, 2001.
"Devices of Wonder: Excavating the Future", plenary address in an inernational symposium "Excavating the Future: An Archeology and Future of Moving Pictures," Goethe Institute and Center for Contemporary Arts, Prague, Czech Republic, December 3, 2001.
Lecturer, "Return to Wonder: Museums, Exhibitions and Didacticism," Wonder Conference, Santa Barbara, March 2000.
Lecturer, "Old Mind/New Mind: The Role of Images in the Consciousness Debates," Wonder Conference, Santa Barbara, March 2000.
Plenary Lecturer, SLS (Society for Science, Literature and Society) 2000 Brussels, "Neural Relations", Brussels, Belgium, April 2000.
Visitiing Critic for Year End Review in Graphic Design Department, Rhode Island School of Design, May 2000.
European Science Foundation, Network on "Science and Visual Image": "From Cabinet of Curiosities to Computers", Bologna, Italy, September 2000.
Plenary lecture, Conference on Literary Research and the History of Science, "Analogy: The Dialectics of Love and Science", Literaturforschung & Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany, October 2000.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Conference on Aesthetics and Aisthesis-The Senses, the Arts, and Literature "Old Mind/New Mind: The Role of Images in the Consciousness Debates", October 2000
Princeton University School of Architecture Colloquium on Architecture, Metaphors, Sciences, "The Architecture of Cosmology; Leibniz on Analogy", November 2000
"How is Computing Transforming Academic Disciplines?" An interdisciplinary panel, Franke Institute for the Humanities, University of Chicago, November 2000.
Penn State, Lecture series on Monstrous Bodies/Political Monstrosities: "Analogy and the Dialectics of Love" November 2000 (plenary lecturer)
University of Toronto, The Brieger Symposium in the History of Art, 2000: Milleninum-Apolcalypse-Utopia: Images and Representations, "Collage and Consciousness: Imaging the Millennium", November 2000 (Millennium Speaker)
Distinguished Lecture Series at McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, "Collage and Consciousness", December 2000
Keynote Speaker, "Early Learning Machines," Doors of Perception 5: PLAY, Netherlands Design Institute, Amsterdam, November 1998.
Online conference, "The Shock of the View: Artists, Audiences, and Museums in the Digital Age," Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, September 22, 1998-February 28, 1999.
Keynote Speaker, "Brain Vision," Workshop in the History of Human Sciences, University of Chicago, March 1999.
Keynote Speaker, "Consciousness and the Art of Connecting," Millennium Fever, The Art Institute of Chicago, March 1999.
"WWW.Display: Complicating the Formats of Art History," Clark Conference, The Two Art Histories: The Museum and The University, Williamstown, April 1999.
Commentator, Symposium of Film, Art Institute of Chicago, May 1999.
"Consciousness as Ars Combinatoria," Intervention 1999, Zürich, June 1999.
"The Braininess of Vision," Tenth International Congress on the Enlightenment, Dublin, July 1999.
Lecturer, for exhibition Ghost in the Shell, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, October 1999.
Visiting Critic in Department of Painting, Cranbrook Academy, Fall, 1999.
"Jeux de la Technologie ou L'art de la Demonstration," Le cas Chardin, Louvre, Paris, December 1999.