The Stanford Arts Institute offers interdisciplinary arts curricula and research programs, drawing on the wide-ranging intellectual resources of Stanford University.

Featured Winter Courses

Art in the Age of Neuroscience

Winter 2019 | 3-5 Units
Tuesday / Thursday 12:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Course Instructor: Kerry Tribe

Technical advances in brain imaging offer new insights into the neurological underpinnings of consciousness. Yet the new science of mind leaves many unanswered questions regarding philosophical, cultural and spiritual aspects of subjectivity. Who is the 'I' that makes art and who is the 'I' that experiences it? Drawing from a broad range of disciplines, this hybrid seminar/production course examines questions of subjective experience while paying particular attention to media and linguistic theory, cognitive psychology and theories of consciousness. The material is topical and the readings are guided. Of paramount importance is your commitment. Active participation in discussions, activities, self-directed research and creative production is required.

Nick Gamso Course

Winter 2019 | 4-5 Units
Tuesday / Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Course Instructor: Nicholas Gamso

This course addresses the role of artists and art bureaucracies in the gentrification of minority neighborhoods, examining contested sites in New York, Oakland, East LA, and New Orleans. Students consider histories of underdevelopment and displacement, asking what these processes may reveal about greater contests over space, aesthetics, power, and knowledge. The course serves as an opportunity to engage urban cultural politics from the perspectives of critical race theory, queer studies, and feminist critique as well as through encounters with works by William Pope.L, Laura Aguilar, Paul Chan, and others.

Looking to diversify your schedule this quarter? Take a look at our Interdisciplinary Course Guide to find courses that explore the arts in your discipline.

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