jeudi 29 novembre 2012

Electricité et imagination

Electricity and imagination

5 December 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Laboratoire SPHERE (University Paris Diderot 7 / CNRS)
Bâtiment Condorcet, 4 rue Elsa Morante, 75013 Paris
Room Mondrian 646A (6th floor)

organization: Pierre Cassou-Nogues, Viktoria Tkaczyk, Koen Vermeir
guest organizer: Christian Carletti

09:00 - 9:30
Koen Vermeir (SPHERE), Christian Carletti (SPHERE)
Electrical machines and imagination

09:30 - 11:00
Paolo Brenni (National Research Council - CNR, Florence)
Fairies, Lightnings and Dynamos: Symbols and Allegories in the History of Electricity

Ulf Otto (Stiftung Universität Hildesheim)
‘Pandora oder Götter-Funken’. Electricity as Pantomime

11:00 – 11:30 break

11:30 – 1:00

Christine Blondel (Centre Koyré, Paris)
Which Representations for Electrical "Healing Machines" in Late 19th Century France: Between Scientific Precision, Consecration and Nightmare.

Baptiste Brun (Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense)
Art brut and electricity : an anti-modern iconography ?

1:00 – 2:30 lunch

2:30 – 4:00

Remko Scha (University of Amsterdam)
Electric Power and the Human Body

Sam Halliday (Queen Mary, University of London)
Bipolarity and Sexuality 

4:00 – 4:15 break

4:15 – 5:00

Laura Ludtke (University of Oxford)
Electric Lights, New Mesmerism, and the Spectacle of Science in Richard Marsh's The Beetle’ (1897)

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