The Biopolitics of Attention: Posture, Gaze and Learning

Date: 

Friday, February 17, 2017, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Science Center Room 418 D

In this movement and discussion workshop, we will engage the concept of attention through the lens of Feldenkrais and critical philosophy. 

Jonathan Crary, an art critic and scholar of visual culture, argues that our familiar concept of "attention" is not a neutral or objective given, but a cultural construction that emerged in response to changing demands in 19th-century industrial-capitalist development. 

After a roundtable discussion on selected passages from Jonathan Crary and Maxine Sheets-Johnstone's work on the politics and philosophy of attention (see below), Dr. Moffett will lead us in movement practices drawn from the Feldenkrais method of somatic education.

Chris Moffett, Ph.D., trained in the Feldenkrais Method of movement education, is a Philosopher of Education studying the embodied and material dimensions of learning, teaches meditators how to attend to their sitting, and is a founding member of the artist collective, ARE

Please register for the workshop here