Molecular Cuisine: The Politics of Taste is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on desire's palette and the intersections between taste and value.
While taste is the key concept in new cooking technologies, it also connects to individual passions, predilections and social taboos.
This forum will investigate the importance of taste from the perspectives of the culinary arts, sociology, art history and theory, anthropology, as well as the cognitive, material and biological sciences.
Seen through the lens of various disciplines which emphasizes the senses, emotions and assets, the concept of taste-traditionally one pertaining to the fine arts or humanities-takes on a renewed relevance to current cultural debates.
The conference is organized by School of Visual Arts, BFA Fine Arts Department Chair Suzanne Anker and faculty member Sabine Flach and presented by the BFA Fine Arts Dept. Registration is required.
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