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SCSB Colloquium Series: Nathalie van Bockstaele

December 5, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Artwork created by Clovis

A show and tell about  (sound bite)
Autism, Interdependence and Reciprocity

Nathalie van BockstaeleConcept designer and performer
Jason O’Keefe, Elise L’Herault, Michael Jauquet, Noa AlonArtist performers
Pablo FriedmannFellow artist, mentor and partner
Jocelyn Odóna Holm, Jackie LeeDiscussants

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Host: Mriganka Sur, Ph.D., FRS

We, parent, companions, and friends, present our real life experience with autism and what we have learned from it: how practicing increased dependence makes us aware of interdependence; how positing reciprocity (which in a quasi-nonverbal environment amounts to observing actions and responding to them) opens original dialogues; and how, as a result, interacting with autism promotes constant creativity in order to both decipher and offer feedback.

What you are going to see are demonstrations in the form of gestures we have shaped from our experience. We urge you to imagine—that is to actively build in your mind a representation of what underlies our choice of gestures—what they stand for and reveal and how you would respond. We address these concepts multiple times, with the help of our discussants, before we open the Q&A exchange.

[Video of the talk]

Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm, followed by reception
Location: MIT Building 46-3002 (Singleton Auditorium), 3rd Floor, 43 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

Please click here to register for this event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scsb-colloquium-series-nathalie-van-bockstaele-tickets-52418493124

*** Please note that a legal ID (Driver’s License, Passport, etc.) is required for alcoholic beverages at the reception.


December 5, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Singleton Auditorium, Bldg. 46, Room 3002
43 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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