Bifröst University

Activity: Visiting another research institution


“If I could say it, I wouldn’t have to dance it” (Isadora Duncan): A Philosophical Investigation of Multimodality. Course exchange between University of Southern Denmark and Bifröst University. Instructors: Cynthia M. Grund and William Westney


Words, images, physical gestures, musical sounds, virtual worlds – these modes of human functioning can integrate in various combinations in order to create and communicate understanding. This is multimodality. Always of interest to philosophers and artists, multimodality is becoming more universally relevant in the 21st century. This course will study, and exemplify, multimodality from a philosophical perspective.
Period25. May 201028. May 2010
VisitingBifröst University


  • Philosophy and multimodality
  • musical meaning
  • philosophy of language
  • virtual reality and metaphysics