Arts Letters & Numbers started the new year of 2019 with an immersive session, Digital Living Hybrids Lab, conducted by our fellows Keren Mendjul and Nick Meehan. The session is an invitation to co-construct a laboratory for scientific and artistic collaboration using the nearby island in Burden Lake as its testing ground to explore the boundary between human intuition and computational systems.
Chris Rose’s 2nd session in 2018 was entitled ‘Tales of the Unexpected’ and took place November 9th - 11th. The session considered the ways in which experience enters our present moment - that mysterious human sense of the 'persistence of the present moment' which is a feature of our conscious life, of our imagination and dreams.
With the third in our new Session series held in March 2018, Attunement, Alberto Pérez-Gómez took particpants on an in-depth journey through his writings on attunement, love, and performance in relation to the ethics of architecture.
In February, musicians and artists came together to participate in the first ever Creative Music Intensive at Arts Letters & Numbers, part of our new Sessions series. The Session was directed by composer/pianist and Indian classical vocalist Michael Harrison, who was joined by guest artist faculty pianist Sophia Subbayya Vastek and electronic composer/saxophonist Sam Torres.
In January 2018, the first of Sessions series, Deciding to See, directed by Chris Rose, brought together individuals from across arts, sciences, social media and music to explore how, in our efforts to understand complex conditions, we may do more than just look into reflections of ourselves.