Spring 2013

Thursday Lecture Series are open to Columbia faculty, students, and guests. Special Events are open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Thursday Lecture Series: Animation

Animation & Dynamic Visual Intelligence

  • Patrick Grim, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Stony Brook University

Against a history of animation from Windsor McCay to contemporary fine art, Professor Grim’s paper focused on both the psychological facts and the philosophical questions regarding our dynamic visual processing.  >>

Thursday Lecture Series: Animation

On Not Being Someone Else

  • Andrew H. Miller, Professor of English, Indiana University

Professor Miller’s talk considered the imagination of counterfactual self-understanding in literature and film, with special attention to the film Another Year (director Mike Leigh, 2010).  >>

Thursday Lecture Series: Animation


  • Hugh Raffles, Professor of Anthropology, The New School

Professor Raffle’s talk was drawn from an ongoing book project that explores the lives of stone. >>

Thursday Lecture Series: Animation

“You Live and do not Harm me!”: Shifts in Approaches to Objects in Turn-of-the-Century Anthropology

  • Spyridon Papapetros, Associate Professor in
    History and Theory of Architecture
    , Princeton University

Professor Papapetros described how turn-of-the-century art history projected ethnographic theories of animistic practices on Renaissance and modern artworks while endowing inert images with the semblance of liveliness (Lebendigkeit) and animation (Belebung). >>