Marlon Barrios Solano interviewed the philosopher of Alva Noë in his brief visit to NYC. He explains his line of inquiry on perception and action and why dance (and human movement) is relevant for the understanding of cognition. He also talks about his experience with the Lisa Nelson’s “Tunning Scores” joint workshop and how certain approaches to dance training and composition can collaborate with science and philosophy in generating knowledge from an embodied perspective.
Alva Noe’s bio from his website:I am a Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, BerkeleyI work principally on the philosophy of mind and cognitive science, with special interest in the theory of perception. I am also interested in the philosophy of art, the history of analytic philosophy, Phenomenology, and Wittgenstein.I am member of the UC Berkeley Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences and I am on the faculty of Berkeley’s Cognitive Science Program. I am also a member of the new UC Berkeley Center for New Media.During the 2007-2008 academic year I will be a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin).From 10 August 2007, through mid-July 2008, I can be reached by mail at the following address: Alva Noë; Fellow; Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin; Wallotstrasse 19; 14193 Berlin; Germany.Produced by Marlon Barrios Solano for dance-tech.net