Poetics of Cosmic Spaces

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In this talk Reza Tavakol gives some examples of how cosmic space can provide an extremely fertile arena for poetic imagination.

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In this talk Reza Tavakol gives some examples of how cosmic space can provide an extremely fertile arena for poetic imagination. Considerations of the Poetics of Terrestrial Spaces are often informed by our lived experiences and memories. Given that Cosmic space is mostly un-lived, at least by us, and hence devoid of direct lived experiences and memories, he asks in which sense can we speak of Poetics of Cosmic Space?

Reza Tavakol is a Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Astronomy, and a member of the Philosophy and Poetry groups, at Queen Mary University of London. His active research/practice include Cosmology, Philosophy and Art. In science, he has authored more than 150 articles in international journals, and has been an invited speaker to numerous international conferences. His art related publications include a book of poems `Memories of light’ (2001 with M Shultz), as well as number of essays and articles on photography and `Aesthetics of the Cosmic Space’.

This workshop is supported by the UAL Postgraduate Community. Places on this workshop are prioritised for students and staff of UAL, limited spaces are open to public so book them fast!

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This event is part of Through the Looking Glass: Humanity’s Changing Vision of the Universe, an exhibition of international artists and performers illuminating how technology has influenced a collective view of the Universe, curated by LUMEN and artists Becky Lyon and Natasha Sabatini.

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