Hi Dear Readers,
I know you’re all getting a little itchy to do things, especially if you’re an academic who’s used to attending conferences and workshops all the time.
That’s why I and a few other people are organizing an online, appropriately socially distanced workshop:
Aesthetics for Distant Birds:
An Online Workshop Series
Co-organizers: Aaron Meskin, Jonathan Neufeld, Thi Nguyen, and Alex King (that’s me)
The first workshop will be held at 1:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time on either June 4 or June 11, depending on how quickly (and how voluminously) we hear from all of you.
Each meeting will last 60-75 minutes and consist of 4-5 short presentation slots.
(And, for the philosophers among you, credit where credit is due: This is modeled very, very closely on the ongoing social epistemology workshop series.)
All presentations will be very short: 15 minutes total, including discussion. We will be strict about this!
Topic: anything in aesthetics broadly construed, but should be generally philosophical in spirit
We are accepting two kinds of submissions.
(1) Standard papers (though we welcome adventurous and fun topics!): 10 minutes to present, 5 minutes for Q&A
(2) “Show and Tell” sessions: 5-10 minute presentation, remaining time for discussion
What’s “Show and Tell”? Think art criticism but also broader. Some neat art experience, object, or phenomenon you encountered that you want to talk about? Have a cool analysis of something you want to try out? Tell us!
To submit something: go here and fill out the Google Form. You’ll need to provide your name and email, your paper title, an abstract, and three keywords. You’ll be asked which type of submission you’re making. And please: Only one submission per person.
To attend only: go here and give us your name and email.
If you submit something, you’ll automatically be added to the attendee email list, so no need to sign up for both.
Q: Do I need to be an employed academic philosopher in a philosophy department to submit something?
A: Newp! We welcome submissions from interdisciplinary colleagues, art critics and other art world members, artists, independent scholars, etc.
Q: Do I need to be employed by anyone for anything to submit something?
A: Also newp!
Q: Am I guaranteed a slot?
A: Also newp, sorry.
Q: Can I attend but not submit anything?
A: Heck yeah! Sign up here.
Q: What if I have more questions?
A: Send us an email. Please include “AFDB” in your subject line. Contact Alex King at firstname.lastname@example.org for tech questions, and Jonathan Neufeld at neufeldja [at] cofc.edu for all other questions.