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Vortragender: Rebecca Zorach

Marks in the Sand: Abstraction, Aesthetics, and the Definition of the Human

Research Seminar
The starting point of this talk is the motif of the geometrical figure found traced in the sand, a story that Vitruvius relates of the Socratic philosopher Aristippus: "being shipwrecked and cast ashore on the coast of the Rhodians, he observed geometrical figures drawn thereon, and cried out to his companions: 'Let us be of good cheer, for I see the traces of man.'" [mehr]
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