In the Loop

On the Interplay of Cognition, Movement & Imagination With Nicky Clayton & Clive Wilkins

  • Date & Time
    • Monday, March 30, 2015 10:00am — through
      Saturday, April 04, 2015 4:30pm
  • Cost
    • Free
      All UF campus events are free and open to the public.
  • Description

    How do biology, psychology, dance and the visual arts intersect? Explore how with Nicky Clayton, Professor of Comparative Cognition in the Department of Psychology at Cambridge University, and tango partner, Clive Wilkins, Writer and Artist-In-Residence at Cambridge University.

    Monday, March 30 | 10 AM
    “Creative Navigator's Lens”
    UF Campus, Carr Hall, Room 222
    Nicky Clayton and Clive Wilkins discuss the use of the arts to highlight and add meaning to science.

    Tuesday, March 31 | 3:30 PM 
    “The Evolution of Shopping Lists”
    UF Campus, Bartram Hall, Room 211
    In this lecture, Nicky Clayton argues that humans are not the only ones capable of prospective cognition. 

    Wednesday, April 1 | 6:15 PM
    “The Spoon Lecture”
    UF campus, Bartram Hall, Room 211
    Nicky Clayton and Clive Wilkins examine mental time travel and cognitive mechanisms for making sense of the world around us. 

    Thursday, April 2 | 4:05 PM 
    “Ways of Thinking: From Crows to Children and Back Again”
    UF campus, Physics Building, Conference Room 2205
    In this lecture, Nicky Clayton discusses cognitive milestones and research on developmental cognition.

     Thursday, April 2 | 6:15 PM
    “An Artist's Life”
    UF campus, Fine Arts Building B, Room 103
    In this lecture, Clive Wilkins explores the nature of imagination and creativity, and questions aspects of consciousness and reality amidst the miasma of being, with special reference to his newly published book The Moustachio Quartet.

    Friday, April 3 | 8-11 PM
    “First Friday Papirusa Monthly Milonga”
    The Movement (1212 N. Main St., Gainesville, FL)
    Community tango event featuring DJ Prabir Barooah ($10). Pre-milonga lesson from 8-8:30 pm taught by Andrea Pham.

    Saturday, April 4 | 1-4:30 PM
    “Conversations Without Words: Tango, Contact and Communication” 
    Harn Museum of Art, Auditorium
    At 1 pm, join Argentine tango partners, Nicky Clayton and Clive Wilkins as they encourage us to rethink communication in a TED Talk-style discussion. UF respondents Andrea Pham, Joan Frosch and Nita Little will stimulate lively discussion. From 2:30-4:30 pm, a reception and Tango Tea Dance (milonga) features music by DJ Steve Littler and informal tango lessons. No partner required.

    Made possible through funding from the University of Florida Creative Campus Committee and the Catalyst Fund.

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