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The Embodied Physiology of Perception

Tuesday, June 7th at 5:30pm 11 months ago
89 York Boulevard, Transmedia Lab - Accolade West 103, Toronto, ON Directions
Martha Eddy and Stephen Auger share the podium to present “The Embodied Physiology of Perception”

Dr. Martha Eddy, CMA, RSMT, EdD and creator of BodyMind Dancing™ is an exercise physiologist, dance educator and somatic movement therapist. She is the author of Mindful Movement lecturing worldwide on the field of Somatic Movement Education & Therapy. Her work specializes in neuro-motor and socio-emotional development with applications to eco-somatics & peace education (www.EmbodyPeace.org). Martha is on the faculties of Princeton as well as the Laban/Bartenieff Institute, the School for Body-Mind Centering® and her own Dynamic Embodiment™ Somatic Movement Therapy program. She has been working with vision enhancement for 4 decades and developed EyeOpenersDVD with a team to bring perceptual-motor development principles to classroom teachers.

Stephen Auger has worked continuously as an artist for more than four decades. His paintings and multi-media work explore the boundaries between visual perception and sensory experience. Auger’s collaborations and independent experimentation challenge viewers’ visual expectations and experiences while encouraging them to consider “sensing” as a distinct and conscious mode of perception. Current projects involve interdisciplinary collaborations with Margaret Livingstone, PhD (Livingstone Lab, Harvard) and Benjamin Smarr PhD (Lance Kriegsfeld Lab at UC Berkeley). Auger’s paintings and sculptures are widely collected and can be found in museum and private collections internationally. Stephen lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

This free public lecture is a part of Movement and Emotion as Computational Interfaces, a workshop and speaker series led by an interdisciplinary team with backgrounds in performance, computational media art and bioengineering,
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