[ISEA2012] Panel: Ellen K. Levy – The Cognitive Underpinnings of the Denial to Act

Panel Statement 

Panel: Synaptic Scenarios for Ecological Environments

The biological and cognitive sciences offer compelling explanations of human behavior, which shows that human beings do not always act in their own interests. Public denial to be pro-active in relation to CO2 emission is one example. This talk will address the failure to act or even attend to what is essential for human survival and how artists have devised works that help spectators become aware of this level of attention failure and how this failure might affect our reactions to environmental complexity.

  • Ellen K. Levy PhD; Faculty, IDSVA (Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts), Portland, Maine, US