Tina Tallon & Lillian Datchev

Fellow Shoptalks

Tina Tallon & Lillian Datchev

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Tina Tallon

The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries saw unprecedented development in technologies used to mediate the human voice, leading to a revolution in how information has been stored, transmitted, accessed, and understood over the past one hundred years. Early biased design choices in these technologies have led to interconnected inequitable path dependencies across many industries, ultimately creating imbalances in whose stories are told and how. Through a discussion of recent works, Tina Tallon will place both her technical research and creative practice in the context of this history, imagining how electronic music can offer reparative modes of engaging with flawed technologies and hopefully, paths toward synthesizing more equitable futures.

Tina Tallon is the Frederic A. Juilliard/Walter Damrosch Rome Prize Fellow in Musical Composition and assistant professor in the School of Music and assistant professor of AI and the arts in the College of the Arts at the University of Florida.

Lillian Datchev
The Origins of Antiquarian Scholarship

In the early Renaissance, scholars began to study antiquity in new ways. They examined and recorded ancient Greek and Roman inscriptions they found on old buildings, decaying monuments, and broken marbles. They made drawings of ancient temples and statues from observation. They took measurements and mapped lost cities. The level of detail and the large scale which these fifteenth-century scholars, such as Poggio Bracciolini and Ciriaco d’Ancona, achieved across their studies of the past were unprecedented and led to long-term changes in European scholarship. How and why did this intellectual transformation occur? The origins are not as bookish as we might think.

Lillian Datchev is the Marian and Andrew Heiskell/Anthony M. Clark Rome Prize Fellow in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies and a PhD candidate in the Department of History at Princeton University.

The shoptalks will be held in English. They will not be streamed.


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Date & time
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
6:00 PM
AAR Lecture Room
McKim, Mead & White Building
Via Angelo Masina, 5
Rome, Italy