Public Talk: The Art and Practice of Slow Looking
November 12, 2019 | 2pm | Weatherspoon Art Museum, Dillard Room
As part of the Ashby Dialogue KNOW SLOW: An Inquiry into Time in the Academy and in Life
, Shari Tishman of Harvard University, author of Slow Looking: The Art and Practice of Learning through Observation
, will give a public talk at the Weatherspoon Art Museum in the Dillard Room on Tuesday, November 12 at 2 pm. Slow looking is a way of building knowledge. It involves purposefully looking beyond a first glance, and It happens anywhere people take a generous amount of time to observe the world closely—in classrooms and museums, in laboratories and online, in professional contexts and everyday life. Drawing on research findings and cross-disciplinary examples of practice, this talk makes a case for the special relevance of slow looking in today’s intellectual climate and shows how slow looking is a learnable practice with a distinctive set of skills and dispositions that differ from those involved in other modes of learning. Along the way, the talk invites attendees to do some slow looking themselves. Shari Tishman is a Lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Senior Research Associate at Harvard Project Zero, where she recently served as Director. Her research focuses on the development of thinking and understanding, the role of close observation in learning, and learning in and through the arts. Her most recent book is Slow Looking: The Art and Practice of Learning Through Observation. Please also visit the knowslow website for information about Mindful Mondays at WAM, and stay tuned for the KNOW SLOW Spring Symposium, details forthcoming in early spring semester!