Gestalt Speaker Series & Reading Group
This series of online events is a celebration of the Gestalt psychologists, and of the New School's role in helping to preserve and spread their ideas. We have several exciting speakers and discussions lined up, and all are welcome to join us in learning a bit more about Gestalt psychology!
Meetings will take place throughout Spring 2021, on some Fridays from 10:30AM-12:00PM EST. See below for our meeting dates (more will be added soon). Please register for these events in advance via the university's Events Calendar in order to receive the Zoom links. Many thanks to the New School for Social Research for their support!
Schedule (Spring 2021)
Feb 5 - Intro/ short paper discussion: Arnheim, 1963 + Rock & Palmer, 1990
Feb 12 - Talk by Ian Verstegen: Gestalt Psychology and The New School 'miracle'
Feb 26 - Paper discussion on Gestalt psychology and philosophy of mind: Epstein & Hatfield, 1994
March 5 - Talk by Gary Hatfield: Gestalt psychology and William Epstein
March 12 - Talk by Liliana Albertazzi: Experimental phenomenology
April 9 - Talk by Eline Van Geert: What is Prägnanz, and why does it matter?
April 16 - Talk by Ruth Kimchi: Perceptual organization and visual awareness
April 23 - Talk by Vebjørn Ekroll: The illusion of absence: How things may seem to appear out of nowhere in magic shows and road accidents