Disciplines of Experiment

 Oct 19, 2018, 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
 Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry

929 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

This two-day symposium/practicum continues with a full day of panel discussions and experiments featuring  poets, writers, artists, game designers, performers, musicians, and scientists as they explore the concept of “experiment” as a framework, objective, method, and provocation.

Friday, October 19

Introductory Remarks
9:30 – 10:00am 
David Carroll Simon, English, University of Maryland, College Park 
Patrick Jagoda, English and Cinema & Media Studies, University of Chicago

Poetic Experiments
10:00 – 11:00am 
Chair: Steven Maye, English, University of Chicago

One Way to Skin a Poem: “At Celaenae”
John Wilkinson, English and Creative Writing, University of Chicago

Transcreation as Poetic Practice
Rachel Galvin, English, University of Chicago

Poetry of the Desert Codes
Edgar Garcia, English, University of Chicago

11:00 – 11:15am

Experimental Demonstration 1
11:15 – 12:00pm 
Chair: Ashleigh Cassemere-Stanfield, English, University of Chicago

Remixing History
Carla Nappi, History, University of Pittsburgh

12:00 – 1:00pm 

Experimental Demonstration 2
1:00 – 1:45pm 
Chair: Evan Wisdom-Dawson, English, University of Chicago

Genre and Experimental Time
Natalia Cecire, English & American Literature, University of Sussex

1:45 – 2:15pm 

Artistic Experiments
2:15 – 3:45pm
Chair: Bill Hutchison, English, University of Chicago

Historiography as Perceptual Experiment
Jennifer Wild, Cinema and Media Studies and Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago

What Would Happen If …? (Post-Punk) Recording and the Affordances of Time, Texture and Technology
Travis A. Jackson, Music and the Humanities, University of Chicago

Showtime: The Exhibition as Social Experiment
Dieter Roelstraete, curator of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, University of Chicago

Our Literal Speed
Our Literal Speed

3:45 – 4:15 p.m. 

Experimental Demonstration 3
4:15 – 5:00 p.m. 
Chair: Omie Hsu, Political Science, University of Chicago

Artificial Experiments
D’Lane Compton, Experimental Sociology, University of New Orleans

5:00 – 5:15 p.m. 

5:15 – 5:45 p.m. 

Scientific Experiments
5:45 – 6:45 p.m. 
Chair: Zoe Hughes, English, University of Chicago

Fiscal Chemistry
Adrian Johns, History and the Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, University of Chicago

Race, a Global Experiment
C. Riley Snorton, English, University of Chicago

Soft Matter Physics Experiments
Heinrich Jaeger, Physics, University of Chicago