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The Power of Motifs Conference, Day 1


  • University of Oslo, Professorboligen 47 Karl Johans gate Oslo, Oslo, 0162 Norway (map)

The Power of Motifs: Introduction
Karoline Kjesrud (Postdoc., University of Oslo)

Part I: Motifs in Human Communication
Aesthetic Experiences and their Uses
Semir Zeki (Professor, University College London)

The Cumulative Cultural Evolution of Saliency, Symmetry and Intentionality in Prehistoric Sign Use
Kristian Tylén (Associate Professor, Aarhus University)

Peirce and the Semiotic Synechism of Art, Science, Politics and Religion
Søren Brier (Professor, Copenhagen Business School)

Abduction as the Missing Link between Aesthetics and Biology
Drude von der Fehr (Professor em., University of Oslo)

Motifs in Melodies
Tejaswinee Kelkar (PhD, University of Oslo)

What is in a Name? The Sound of Maria
Owe Ronström and Eva Sjöstrand (Professor Uppsala University, Campus Gotland, and Author/Journalist, Sveriges Radio)

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Later Event: September 7
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