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    • Robyn Schulkowsky
    • Robyn Schulkowsky
    • Nilam Ram
    • Nilam Ram
    • Will Noel
    • Will Noel
    • Orkan Telhan and Yasmin Kafai
    • Orkan Telhan and Yasmin Kafai
    • Howard Gardner
    • Howard Gardner
    • Edith Grossman
    • Edith Grossman
    • Emily Apter
    • Emily Apter
    • Free Angela
    • Free Angela
    • Muslim Voices Philadelphia
    • Muslim Voices Philadelphia
    • Mod Po
    • Mod Po
    • Great Fugue
    • Great Fugue
    • Daedalus Quartet
    • Daedalus Quartet
    • Borneo Odyssey
    • Borneo Odyssey
    • Native American Voices
    • Native American Voices
    • Native American Voices
    • Native American Voices


September 12-13, 2014

University of Pennsylvania, Penn Museum, Rainey Auditorium

 

Organized by Karen Beckman

www.haikuconference.com


 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12


9:00am  Opening remarks by Anita Allen.


CREATIVE RESEARCH 
Moderated by Karen Beckman.

9:159:45am   Carol Becker, “Irreverent Research: Art Making in the 21st Century”

9:4510:30am   Robyn Schulkowsky and Nilam Ram, “Listening for Silenz and Beatz in the Data Forest: Making an Audience's Life in Sound.”

10:3011:00am: Discussion


11:0011.30am: Coffee Break


DAEDALUS QUARTET PERFORMANCE AND CONVERSATION

11.30am1:00pm: 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.


1:002:00pm   Lunch Break


TRANSLATION
Moderated by Heather Sharkey.

2:002.30pm  Edith Grossman, “Translation as Mentoring and Apprenticeship”

2:303:00pm  Louis Massiah, "Expanding the Narrative: the Muslim Voices of Philadelphia Community History Project"

3:003.30pm   Emily Apter, “Untranslatability and Inequality in the Literary Humanities”

3:304:00pm   Discussion


4:004:30pm   Coffee Break


MAKING IT UP: CREATIVE WRITING, LITERARY STUDY, AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

4:306:00pm   A round table discussion with Lorene Cary, Mark McGurl, Jim English, and Al Filreis.


6:007:00pm  Wine reception in Lower Egyptian Gallery

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13


9:00am   Opening Remarks by Karen Beckman.


INTELLIGENCE, REFLECTION, AND CREATIVE PEDAGOGY
Moderated by Joshua Mosley.

9:159:45am  Howard Gardner, “Must we accept hyperactivity, stress, and unbounded instrumentality among so many of our undergraduates? Some reflections on reflection."

9:4510:15am  Yasmin Kafai and Orkan Telhan, "Designing for Creativity's Critical Turn"

10:1510:45am  Discussion

10:4511:15am  Coffee Break


BEING A MUSICIAN IN THE DIGITAL AGE

11:1511:25am  Andrew Mall, "Histories and Industries: Music and Research in the Age of Digital Reproduction"

11:2511:35am  Alina Simone, "The End of Quiet Music."

11:3511:45am   Jim Sykes, "Sound, Labor, and Politics in the Digital Age: Tales from Sri Lanka and Beyond."

11:45am12:30pm  Roundtable Discussion: Jim SykesAndrew Mall, and Alina Simone.


OPENING THE ARCHIVE I
Moderated by Tsitsi Jaji.

1:302:00pm  Shola Lynch, "From Filmmaker to Curator: The Politics of Archiving"

2:002.30pm  Will Noel, “What Does An Open Archive Look Like?”

2:302:50pm  Discussion


OPENING THE ARCHIVE II (Location: Harrison Auditorium)

3:004:00pm  “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).


4:004.30pm  Coffee break


MUSEUMS OF THE FUTURE
Moderated by Stephen Tinney.

4:305:00pm   Elaine Heumann Gurian, “Where strangers can safely meet.”

5:005:30pm   Mariët Westermann, “One of us, all of us. Or, what are art museums for?”

5:306:00pm   Roundtable Discussion: Elaine Heumann GurianMariët WestermannAmy Sadao, and Julian Siggers.

ABOUT THE HAIKU CONFERENCE


What do the humanities and the arts have to offer contemporary efforts to integrate distinct bodies of knowledge within the research university? How will the humanities and the arts retain their specificity within this climate of integration and is it even important that they do so? What do creative practitioners have to offer the realm of research and teaching within the university? And how does the mandate for knowledge integration intersect with other key emphases within the contemporary university, such as the global and the digital? The HAIKU Conference resulted in two days of lively multi-disciplinary discussions and performances about the future of the humanities within the creative research university.

This event was free and open to the public.

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