The Body as Machine

30 April 2019, 17:00 - 19:00

Different date and venue: Judith E. Wilson Drama Studio, Faculty of English, 9 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP

'The Body as Machine: From Technology in Antiquity to Playing with Virtual Realities in Contemporary Dance'

Dr Maria Gerolemou (Classics and Ancient History, University of Exeter)

Dr Einav Katan-Schmid (Performance Philosophy, Berlin)

Dr David Trippett (Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge)


Dr Maria Gerolemou is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter and is the author of the forthcoming Automatic Theatre in Ancient Greek Drama: Distinguishing Technology and Humanity and a co-editor of The Body as Machine in Antiquity: Towards and Early History of Iatrometics (submitted for publication).

Dr Einav Katan-Schmid, is a core convener for the international network Performance Philosophy, a co-founder of Mo.Ré, a collective for movement research, and the author of Embodied Philosophy in Dance; Gaga and Ohad Naharin's Movement Research (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Her work is in the intersection of dance practice with embodied philosophy of perception, aesthetics, and hermeneutics. Her research project “Playing with Virtual Realities” at the Excellence Cluster An Interdisciplinary Laboratory at Humboldt University of Berlin, deals with and stages the philosophical, as well as the artistic, implications of interacting bodily techniques within VR technology.



Open to all. No registration required.
An event organised by Cambridge Interdisciplinary Performance Network (CIPN).
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