Night School: Pamphleteering with Luke Bulman Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 6:30-8:30pm Studio-X NYC, 180 Varick St., Suite 1610 (map) Free and open to the public. No RSVP required. Studio-X NYC welcomes designer Luke Bulman, co-founder and director of the Baltimore- and Brooklyn-based Thumb Projects, designers of books and exhibitions for Princeton Architectural Press, Rice University School of Architecture, Archinect/Actar, […]
Feminist Media: The Next Forty Years! Ariel Dougherty, co-founder of Women Make Movies, will discuss WMM’s aesthetic and educational roots and identify the serious dilemmas confronting gender centered media today. Can we create a just and inclusive media culture? With forty years of experience working for feminist media under her belt, Dougherty says we can–and […]
The Committee on Globalization and Social Change Present Allan deSouza Coffee-Colored People (By The Score) Monday, March 5th, 2012 | 4.30 – 6.30 pm The Skylight Conference Room (No. 9100) The CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016 Free and open to the public http://pcp.gc.cuny.edu/allan-desouza-coffee-colored-people/ Titled after the lyrics of a 1969 Blue Mink […]
Blinks and Buttons Here’s a nice visualization from the processing site about the ideas von Busch mentions about Donna Haraway’s “diffraction” and the general prism principle.
I came across this short lecture by Otto von Busch about hacking design. It’s mainly focused on fashion, but touches interesting ideas about crafts, DIY and social change… I think the metaphor of fashion may be applied to any other field of design.
I was deeply inspired by Wodiczko’s work. I think art often alienates people when it is confined to the gallery space, in such a sense, there is a selection effect where people who are already comfortable in that gallery environment will be the only one’s exposed to the work. He brings his work to public […]
With regards to underground arts, whether they be performance, game, zine, mural, or scientifically based, The Silent Barn was a global darling. Opened in 2004 and previously located in Ridgewood, Queens, off of the Myrtle-Wyckoff stop the Silent Barn became a grandfather to the re-emergence of like minded spaces throughout Brooklyn and a quintessential model […]
Oh so briefly do I feel the need to drop some public praise for how much I enjoyed reading this week’s articles [primarily] from Otto Von Busch. His approach to contextualizing do it yourself and do it together communities within global history is empirically inspiring, and provides a perspective of which is ahead-of-the-curve relevant. I […]