Professor Sean McGrath

On Monday 26 May 2008, Professor Sean McGrath of Memorial University Newfoundland gave a public lecture entitled

"Toward a Technology that Allows the Beautiful to Occur"

This was a most interesting and stimulating lecture that was well attended by staff and students of IADT as well as guests. Professor Sean McGrath was welcomed by the Director of IADT Jim Devine. The evening concluded with a lively discussion.

The public lecture was followed on Tuesday 27 May by a teaching seminar on philosophy. The seminar considered:

What is Philosophy?

The Question of the Self

Philosophy is increasingly drawing upon the history of art and science, film, literature, religion, and pop culture to elaborate the concepts basic to human existence. The seminar was illustrated with clips from Bladerunner.

Thanks to Professor Sean McGrath for a most interesting and stimulating visit to CCTA and IADT.

Story submitted by:

Dr Marion Palmer

21 June 2008