Visual Culture and Evolution Online Symposium

Monday, April 5 through Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Public access to the online discussion is at http://vcande.blogspot.com/. Moderator: Kevin Finneran. The international panel of over 30 scientists, artists, historians, writers and other experts includes Roger Malina, Suzanne Anker, Brandon Ballengee, Ellen K. Levy, Michael Ruse, Barbara Maria Stafford, JD Talasek, EO Wilson, and others.

Join international panel of over 30 scientists, artists, historians, writers and other experts as they discuss the nexus between visual culture and evolution. This past year, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, a number of festivals, celebrations, and conferences have been held around the world focusing on the impact of the concept of evolution. This symposium will be a platform to discuss the ideas generated from the activities of the past year and the present impact of evolutionary thought on both art and visual culture. Visit http://vcande.blogspot.com/ to follow the discussion.

Visual Culture and Evolution: An Online Symposium is co-sponsored by Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS); the Center for Design, Art, and Visual Culture (University of Maryland, Baltimore County); and Johns Hopkins University’s Master of Arts in Museum Studies Program.