Workshop “Mind, Art & Technology”, June 10-11, 2024
Sab, 08/06/2024

June 10-11, 2024

Scuola Universitaria Superiore IUSS, Aula Magna - Sala del Camino
Palazzo Broletto - Piazza della Vittoria, 15 - Pavia

Collegamento su piattaforma Zoom:

Workshop “Mind, Art & Technology”

An extensive debate on artefacts and scaffolds has characterised and still characterises cognitive science, in its classical and post-classical 4E strands. Recently, this discussion has been extended to the realm of affectivite properties, in the framework of situated affectivity. And from affectivity – understood both as expressive and arousal properties of the artifacts – the discussion further expanded to the realm of aesthetics broadly conceived: from the nature of sensory properties to those of artistic objects. In this workshop, we would like to discuss these issues, bringing together philosophy of mind and cognition, philosophy of technology, philosophy of perception and aesthetics.

Organizers: Giulia Piredda (, Alfredo Tomasetta (
Co-funded by: Philosophy of Mind IUSS Project; PRIN 2022 PNRR Higher-Order Perceivable Properties (HOPP).

The workshop “Mind, Art & Technology” will be held 10 and 11 June 2024 at IUSS Pavia, Piazza della Vittoria 15, Sala del Camino, but it will be available also on Zoom:

June 10, afternoon
Jussi A. Saarinen (University of Jyväskylä)
How paintings scaffold their makers' affectivity

Elvira Di Bona (University of Torino)
Listening to atmospheres

Chair: Giulia Piredda

June 11, morning
Marta Benenti (University of Murcia)
The perceptual learning of affective properties. An aesthetic proposal

Enrico Terrone (University of Genova)
Experiential artifacts and the system of the arts

Chair: Alfredo Tomasetta

Next events
June 14, 11-13: Jussi A. Saarinen (University of Jyväskylä)
Situated mind and artistic creativity

June 26, 11-13: Guido Cassinadri (Scuola Universitaria Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa)
Extending the mind and self with a Brain-Computer Interface: Some ethical implications (paper co-authored with Marcello Ienca)

July 2, 11-13: Simone Gozzano (University of L’Aquila)

July 4, 14-16: Monima Chadha (University of Oxford)
Memory and the narrative self

Co-funded by: Philosophy of Mind IUSS Project; PRIN 2022 PNRR Higher-Order Perceivable Properties (HOPP).
Venue: Palazzo del Broletto, Piazza della Vittoria, 15 IUSS, 27100 Pavia. Online Venue: Zoom links will be circulated in advance.