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Molecular Cuisine: The politics of Taste Conference

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- Suzanne Anker

August 19, 2012 / 8:00 am - August 21, 2012 / 5:00 pm

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Molecular Cuisine: The Politics of Taste is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on desire’s palette. Investigating the importance of taste from the perspectives of the culinary arts, sociology, art history and theory, anthropology, as well as the cognitive, material and biological sciences, the symposium targets intersections between taste and value. While taste is the key concept in new cooking technologies, it also connects to our passions, predilections and taboos. Researchers from the scientifi c and cultural spheres ask the questions, why we enjoy certain foods and not others, why we prefer certain styles and not others. Involving multiple discourses which emphasize the senses, emotions and sensory assets, the concept of taste, which is traditionally one pertaining to the fine arts or humanities, develops a renewed relevance in current cultural debates.

Organized by Suzanne Anker, Chair of the Fine Arts Department at SVA and Sabine Flach, Visiting Professor, Fine Arts Department. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts Department. Registration is required.

 

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Start:
August 19, 2012 / 8:00 am
End:
August 21, 2012 / 5:00 pm
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