Explore the concept of time through the lives of plants and the natural world by participating in discussions, presentations, walking tours, and hands-on activities. This learning experience takes place in the living laboratory that is the Arboretum, and includes three guided presentations.
Panel discussions with cognitive scientists and philosophers, organized by Arun Saldana (Department of Geography, College of Liberal Arts), and Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad (Computer Sciences and Engineering, Institute of Technology). Funded by a University Symposium Award. Cosponsored by The Office of the Vice President of Research.
Organized by Gilman D. Veith, Senior Research Associate, and Gerald J. Niemi, Professor of Biology and Director, Center for Water and the Environment, Natural Resources Research Institute, UM-Duluth, this first-of-its-kind symposium will explore building a more sustainable future. We will discuss critical issues facing regional economies in the face of globalization and present a holistic […]
Cosponsored by The Office of the Vice President for Research, and The Department of Anthropology.
How we experience time is the primary interest of this project – the fictions and narratives of time embodied in architecture. Time Frames is the attempt to provide a view of architecture through the frame of time – the distance from what the structures were in their own time to Rose’s reading now, how time […]
Sub-atomic particles known as neutrinos experience only the weak interaction and gravity. Neutrinos comprise a “shadow” Universe that occupies the same space as our normal Universe, but communicate with us and other regular matter only very weakly. The question of whether neutrinos have mass and thus experience ordinary time has challenged physicists for several decades. […]
In her current work in progress, Lynn Lukkas, Associate Professor of Art at the University of Minnesota, explores how we experience and understand time. Though interviews with people from varied walks of life both in and outside of the academia Lukkas focuses on the extraordinary experiences, theories and understandings of time in a feature-length essay […]
This three day symposium, organized by Professor Michel Janssen (History of Science and Technology) and Professor Antigone Nounou (Philosophy), will address issues raised by Harvey R Brown’s Physical Relativity; Space-Time Structure from a Dynamical Perspective (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005), co-winner of the 2006 Lakatos Award, awarded annually by the London School of Economics and Political Science […]
“Kinematics versus dynamics: putting Einstein’s 1905 relativity paper in historical context”: Symposium on Time and Relativity Plenary Address by Harvey Brown, 10/25/07
In 1995, John Stachel wrote that had Einstein not written his paper, a clear distinction between kinematics and dynamics would not have appeared in 1905, and such things as length contraction and time dilation would have been interpreted as “dynamical effects, caused by motion relative to the ether frame.” Professor Brown wishes to argue that […]
There is a close relation between symmetries of space-time and symmetries of (the laws governing) physical systems in space-time. For instance, the notion that there is no preferred direction in space is closely connected to the notion that the force between, say, two charged spheres does not depend on the orientation of the line connecting […]
This project uses music and animation to bring to life a poem by the obscure turn-of-the-century author Samuel Greenberg (1893-1917). The artists manipulate the interplay between these mediums in order to disorient the way they are perceived by the viewer over the duration of the film. The film, “The Pale Memory,” draws upon time in […]
The Institute for Advanced Study is sponsoring a series of lunches to further discussion on the topic of Time, which is the topic of the University Symposium for 2006-08. 10/20, 11/10/06 1/18, 2/21, 9/20, 10/18, 11/12/07
To launch the University Symposium for 2006-07 on TIME, participants will create two time lines on the Washington Avenue bridge, one of geologic time and one of human history. Everyone is welcome to participate! Held in conjunction with Campus Kickoff Days Activity Fair.
Solstice, equinox and tribal honoring of time globally has had a solid link with many indigenous societies. Their significant scientific awareness of the passage of star bodies above us all was and is a prime focus of life. Many tribal groups created art in public forums which reflected these observations. Today public art, such as […]
Peter S. Wells (Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts), Principal Investigator. This symposium award funded a conference held March 12-14, 2008, organized by the Department of Anthropology and cosponsored by the Department of Art History, the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies, the Department of Geology, the Institute for Global studies, and the […]
How is “emptiness” experienced, designed and negotiated? Through a series of presentations by artists, scholars and activists, Architectures of Emptiness explores the historical gaps created in the wake of political, social and spatial displacements, as well as the ethics of witnessing such traumas. The construction of “new space” through urban renewal is always a violent […]
Arun Saldanha (Department of Geography, College of Liberal Arts), Principal Investigator. Co-PI: Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad (Computer Sciences and Engineering, Institute of Technology). This symposium award has led to regular meetings of a reading group dedicated to research on Embodied Cognition.
Refugee camps are distinctively temporary and transitional. They are sites of flux and change, embodying temporariness not only in their makeshift shelters but in the transience of the relief workers, journalists, and visitors themselves. Camps are sites of cultural transition, as the displacement of people during times of regional and national violence disrupts social structures […]
Artists, musicians, humanists, social scientists, and natural scientists work in collaboration to create an interactive art project that will explore the translation of units of elapsing time produced by participant/performers into visual and/or audio forms. Lynn Lukkas (Department of Art, College of Liberal Arts), Principal Investigator. Co-PIs: David Wulfman (artist and biomedical researcher, Guidant Corporation), […]
Still Present Pasts is a multimedia art exhibit that explores the legacies of the Korean War and encourages reflection about the devastation of war for all Americans. The exhibit features video, installation, and performance by Korean American artists (immigrants, U.S.-born, adoptees), alongside oral histories of Korean American war survivors and their families. The Minnesota Still […]
The Present Moment Project is creating a contemplative environment for stress reduction on campus. Its investigations include a series of ephemeral spatial transformations for a portion of the Nolte Study Lounge and the prototyping of a simple yet poetic biofeedback interface. Rebecca Krinke (Landscape Architecture, College of Design), Principal Investigator. Co-PIs: Diane Willow (Department of […]
Douglas Geers (Department of Music, College of Liberal Arts), Principal Investigator. For one week each year, the Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts gathers creators and performers of new media arts from around the world to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, USA to showcase their work to the public. The Spark Festival was […]
Doing Time, Nothing But Time: A Creative Performance with Inmates in the Minnesota Correctional System, 2007-2008
Jan Estep (Department of Art, College of Liberal Arts), Principal Investigator. Co-PI: Michael Agnew (Executive Director, Groundswell Community Performance).
Joyce Bono (Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts), Principal Investigator. Co-PI: Theresa Glomb (Industrial Relations Center, Carson School of Management).
Peter Argenta (OB/GYN, College of Medicine), Principal Investigator. Co-PIs: Caroline Carlin (Applied Economics, College of Food, Agriculture & Natural Resource Sciences), John A Nyman (Health Policy and Management, Department of Public Health) and Adrienne Richardson (Women’s Health, University Hospital).
In Fall 2007, four Freshman Seminars are offered on topics related to the University Symposium on Time: Time; Endtime Conspiracy Theories; What a Difference a Day Makes; and Einstein for Everyone. Please note that these courses are open to first year students only. Registration takes place during Orientation. TIME IofT 1905, Section 005 Wednesday, 3:35 – 5:15 p.m.2 credits […]
Music in the classical tradition of the late eighteenth century is almost invariably supported by an underlying steady-state pulse-stream organized into a metric framework. While the pulse-stream organizes and carries musical meaning, it generally does not signify musical meaning in and of itself. In contrast, the songs of Franz Schubert (1797-1827) often bring attention to […]
Anatoly Liberman (German, Scandinavian, and Dutch, University of Minnesota) will explain paradoxes of language and time: while remaining the same, language changes all the time, yet speakers remain unaware of the most dramatic changes. Also a Thursdays at Four presentation. Cosponsored by The Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch.
“Cosmologies: Perceptions of Time in China and South Asia” – presentation by Christopher Minkowski and John Henderson, 3/21/07
Christopher Minkowski (Oriental Studies, Oxford University) and John Henderson (History, Louisiana State University) will discuss notions of time in South Asian and Chinese historical thought.
David Christian (History, San Diego State University) and David Fox (Geology and Geophysics, University of Minnesota) will discuss the emerging field of “Big History,” which combines the evolution of the planet with human history.
June Cross (Columbia School of Journalism, author of “Secret Daughter: A Mixed Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away”), Samuel Freedman (Columbia School of Journalism, author of “Who She Was: My Search for My Mother’s Life”), and Annette Kobak (Royal Literary Fund Fellow, Kingston University, England, author of “Joe’s War: My Father Decoded”) […]
“Claiming Space and Time through ‘Dramatic Inquiry'”: A Lecture by Brian Edmiston and Patricia Enciso, 12/7/06
Brian Edmiston and Patricia Enciso, Associate Professors in the School of Teaching and Learning at Ohio State University, will discuss engaged art, citizenship, and education, drawing on examples of their work with youth and adults in the diverse, often divided settings of Northern Ireland, a local Ohio middle school, and an urban teacher-education program. Their […]
These three coursesare associated with the University Symposium on Time: Who’s Got the Story? Memoir as History/History as Memoir; Asian America Through Arts and Culture: Still Present Pasts; and Matters of Time. Who’s Got the Story? Memoir as History/History as Memoir AMST 3920-002/ENGL 3090-006/HIST 3910-002 Thursdays 6:20-8:50 pm, 3 credits B10 Ford Hall Instructor: Matt Becker Who’s Got […]
How do the musical aspects of time – meter, tempo, progression – function in gamelan, the traditional music of Java? Do Javanese timescapes affect contemporary American music for gamelan? Joko Sutrisno (Sumunar Gamelan and Dance) and Tom Patterson (School of Music) present and discuss the function of time in traditional and contemporary works for Javanese […]
Lynn Lukkas (Department of Art, College of Liberal Arts) Professor Lukkas utilized the term of her fellowship to explore in greater depth the intellectual relationship between her current creative work and recent research in the neurosciences, biomedical engineering, bioethics, world economics, and geo-political relations by focusing on an interactive project that utilizes the viewer’s breathing, […]