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Friday, September 12

Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum

Opening remarks

9:00am: Anita Allen

Creative Research

Moderated by Karen Beckman.

  • 9:15 – 9:45am: Carol Becker, “Irreverent Research: Art Making in the 21st Century”
  • 9:45 – 10:30am: Robyn Schulkowsky and Nilam Ram, “Listening for Silenz and Beatz in the Data Forest: Making an Audience's Life in Sound”
  • 10:30 – 11:00am: Discussion
  • Coffee

    Daedalus Quartet Performance and Discussion

    Moderated by Daedalus Quartet members Min-Young Kim, Matilda Kaul, Jessica Thompson, and Tom Kraines.

  • 11:30 – 1:00pm: Daedalus Quartet, "Neuroscience, History, and Social Dynamics in Beethoven's Great Fugue." A Live Performance and Conversation with Jim Sykes, Naomi Waltham-Smith, and Mike Kaplan.
  • Lunch


    Moderated by Heather Sharkey.

  • 2:00 – 2:30pm: Edith Grossman, “Translation as Mentoring and Apprenticeship”
  • 2:30 – 3:00pm: Louis Massiah, "Expanding the Narrative: the Muslim Voices of Philadelphia Community History Project"
  • 3:00 – 3:30pm: Emily Apter, “Untranslatability and Inequality in the Literary Humanities”
  • 3:30 – 4:00pm: Discussion
  • Coffee

    Making It Up: Creative Writing, Literary Study and Digital Technologies

  • 4:30 – 6:00pm: A round table discussion with Lorene Cary, Mark McGurl, Jim English, and Al Filreis.
  • Wine reception in Lower Egyptian Gallery

    Saturday, September 13

    Rainey Audtiorium, Penn Museum

    Opening remarks

  • 9:00am: Karen Beckman
  • Intelligence, Reflection, and Creative Pedagogy

    Moderated by Joshua Mosley.

  • 9:15 – 9:45am: Howard Gardner, “Must we accept hyperactivity, stress, and unbounded instrumentality among so many of our undergraduates? Some reflections on reflection.”
  • 9:45 – 10:15am: Yasmin Kafai and Orkan Telhan, "Designing for Creativity's Critical Turn"
  • 10:15 – 10:45am: Discussion
  • Coffee

    Being A Musician in the Digital Age

  • 11:15 – 11:25am: Andrew Mall, "Histories and Industries: Music and Research in the Age of Digital Reproduction"
  • 11:25 – 11:35am: Alina Simone, "The End of Quiet Music."
  • 11:35 – 11:45am: Jim Sykes, "Sound, Labor, and Politics in the Digital Age: Tales from Sri Lanka and Beyond."
  • 11:45 – 12:30pm: A round table discussion with Jim Sykes, Alina Simone, and Andrew Mall.
  • Lunch

    Opening the Archive I

    Moderated by Tsitsi Jaji.

  • 1:30 – 2:00pm: Shola Lynch, "From Filmmaker to Curator: The Politics of Archiving"
  • 2:00 – 2:30pm: Will Noel, “What Does An Open Archive Look Like?”
  • 2:30 – 2:50pm: Discussion
  • Opening the Archive II
    (Move to Harrison Auditorium)

  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm: “Borneo Odyssey”—a performance by artist Skowmon Hastanan and others using Magic Lantern Slides from the Penn Museum’s collection. (This event is being run in collaboration with the Philadelphia FringeArts Festival)
  • Coffee

    Museums of the Future
    (Back in Rainey)

    Moderated by Stephen Tinney.

  • 4:30 – 5:00pm: Elaine Heumann Gurian, “Where strangers can safely meet.”
  • 5:00 – 5:30pm: Mariët Westermann, “One of us, all of us. Or, what are art museums for?”
  • 5:30 – 6:00pm: A round table discussion with Elaine Heuman Gurian, Amy Sadao, Julian Siggers, and Mariët Westermann.