On Conversation: A Conversation on Conversation
When: Monday, April 12, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
In the last year, conversation has been more important than ever.
Celebrating our commissioned exchanges between artists and academics at QMUL, this event launches our week of events by hosting a conversation on the topic of conversation.
We ask: How have communications technologies altered the way that we converse with each other? Who is speaking, and who is listening, when we engage in conversation with ourselves? What politics of identity and exchange enter into the conversation, and how can we press forms of conversation into experimental modes?
Join us for a wide-ranging and exploratory panel on the modes of cognition, experiences of power, and formal aesthetics that inform conversations as they happen in our daily lives. In this Conversation on Conversation, Queen Mary academics and artists discuss how processes of conversation support, transgress and radicalise encounters of embodied discourse. Professor of Human Interaction Patrick Healey will discuss how conversations make us feel; Professor of Humanities Barbara Taylor discusses philosophies and representations of voice in solitude; and Lecturer in Experimental Cognitive Psychology Magda Osman will speak on how conversations are brokered. Throughout this panel, Professor of Contemporary Performance, artist and activist of conversation Lois Weaver will infuse her work designing and facilitating new forms and protocols for conversation.
On Conversation: A Conversation on Conversation launches the Queen Mary Conversations Week, 9-12 April