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Art, Meaning, and Pervasive Qualities of Experience
Thursday 28 June 2007:
Room 101, Commercial Road. 4pm

Mark Johnson, University of Oregon
John Dewey argued the highly controversial claim that all experience, all meaning, and all thought emerges from pervasive unifying qualities of experience. I employ phenomenological description, cognitive neuroscience, and aesthetic description to suggest that not only is this claim not crazy, but that Dewey had a profound insight into the sources of meaning, value, and creativity.
Mark L. Johnson is Knight Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Department of Philosophy, University of Oregon. He has written extensively on metaphor, embodiment and imagination, and moral theory. His books include: Metaphors We Live By (co-author George Lakoff), University of Chicago, 1980; The Body in the Mind: The Bodily Basis of Meaning, Imagination, and Reason, University of Chicago, 1987; and Philosophy in the Flesh: The Embodied Mind and Its Challenge to Western Thought, (co-author George Lakoff), Basic Books, 1999.

Do the public deserve to be informed?
Weds 14th March: Room 102, Commercial Road. 4.30 - 6.30

Professor Adrian Monck, City University, London
Adrian Monck is Head of Journalism and Publishing at City University. He has been an award-winning broadcast journalist with CBS News, ITN and Sky News, pioneering undercover reporting for News at Ten. His work at Dunblane and in Bosnia has received awards from the Royal Television Society, and on Rwanda won the special report gold medal, and overall prize at the New York International Festival. He is co-author of Crunch Time (Allen & Unwin, 2004), a guide to current affairs. He is a media commentator for the Evening Standard, and a columnist for Press Gazette. He is currently President of the Media Society.

Cataloguing the Frederick Parker Collection
February 14th, 4-6pm.
Parker Gallery -

John Cross and Sue Newton
The Parker collection consists of chairs, carvings and an archive. The conservation section in a number of projects have been working on various policies, documents and catalogues to gain Museum Accreditation status for the gallery. As part of this project two of the team, have been working on the catalogues for the chair and carving collections. This presentation will look at the methodology, process of cataloguing and the disposition of the catalogues with Arts Humanities Database Service (AHDS).

The difference drugs make: the heroin film and narcotic modernity.
Weds 31st January 2007, 5-7pm, IRLC Seminar Room, Commercial Road.

Dave Boothroyd, University of Kent.
My paper will be in two parts: the first is general and introductory with respect to the approach I have developed and deployed in my recent book, 'Culture on drugs: narco-cultural studies of high modernity', in an analysis of the relationship between drugs and culture and dealing with the question of what may be understood by the term ‘drug culture’. The second part of the talk will offer a substantive analysis of a particular example of ‘drug culture’, namely the ‘heroin film’.

"Film and Television: History, Representation and Practise Research Group,"

Wednesday 29th November, Seminar Room, Room 310, 3rd Floor of the ILRC (Library), 41 Commercial Rd, E1.
5- 5.40. Lyn Thomas, "Quality reality:" Researching religious reality television and its audiences. (20 mins followed by Q&A)
5.40-6.20. James Bennett, 'Spectacle to domestication: The discursive formation of interactive television in Britain' (20 minutes followed by Q&A).

London Metropolitan University