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“Since the Epoch” Exhibition Review

Earlier this month students in Digital + Media participated in Since the Epoch, an exhibition at Boston Cyberarts Gallery that caught the attention of the local creative community.

In its review, the Boston Hassle lauded the variety and depth of imagination on view during the three-day show, which was curated by first-year students Ben Aron MFA 18 DM and Cody Filardi MFA 18 DM. Among the works singled out by reviewer Maryam Yoon was Xibaba, a levitating “GIF sculpture” by Joe Winograd MFA 18 DM

…and Poetic Visualizations, a multimedia installation by Kristen Shea MFA 18 DM. Yoon writes that Shea’s combination of poetry, 3D animation and sculpture results in a piece where “these three forms of representation… occupy separate yet deeply interconnected cognitive spaces.”

Featuring video, algorithmically manipulated text and a performance piece by Jeremiah Johnson MFA 18 DM (below, from an exhibition at the new sound performance studio on campus), among other works, the show testified to the diversity of work emanating from the department.

Mimi Cabell (PT Faculty) published in Cabinet Magazine Cabell's collective with Phoebe Stubbs, Contributors Inc., works to highlight the gender imbalance in the contributors to art criticism


Mimi Cabell (Assistant Professor, Experimental and Foundation Studies) and her fellow collaborator Phoebe Stubbs are the organizers of Contributors Inc, which was recently published in the current issue of Cabinet Magazine in an article is entitled Cabinet.

Contributors Inc. is a collective that works with the contents lists in art and culture magazines to highlight the gender imbalance in the contributors to art criticism. Redressing imbalance is often discussed in terms of the visibility of artists, but less in reference to those who create the discourse around art. As a development of this work, the collective has come to see art magazines as both archives of the art world, they constitute its critical history, and sites in which shifting trends based on commercial and political concerns are visible. The method used to construct the article in Cabinet Magazine collected the contributors and contents lists from every issue published of a single magazine and then utilized this textual content to visualize patterns, ideas, and trends as they shift over time.

More information can be found here

Artist Ken Goldberg lectures at the Chace Center Beyond the Uncanny Valley of the Dolls, March 2, 7:00 pm
Ken Goldberg is an artist and professor UC Berkeley. Ken is a pioneer in internet-based robotic telepresence and Cloud-Based Robotics / Automation and has published over 200 peer-reviewed technical papers on algorithms for robotics, automation, and social information filtering; his inventions have been awarded eight US Patents. He is Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE), Co-Founder of the African Robotics Network (AFRON), Co-Founder of the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM), Co-Founder and CTO of Hybrid Wisdom Labs, Co-Founder of the Moxie Institute, and Founding Director of UC Berkeley’s Art, Technology, and Culture Lecture Series which has hosted over 150 presentations by artists and curators. Ken‘s artwork has
 been exhibited at Ars Electronica, ZKM, Centre Pompidou, ICC Biennale, Kwangju Biennale, Artists Space, The Kitchen, and the Whitney Biennial.
For details on research and art, please visit:
Organized by CTC and D+M,RISD
Supported by HCRI, Brown University
Shona Kitchen (Dept. Head) is a featured panelist at ShiftxDesign HarvardxDesign Conference 2017

The ShiftxDesign Conference held at Harvard Business School is an annual exploration of all things design. Launched in 2012, the conference is a collaborative effort between student groups at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard Business School, and Harvard College – and the only cross-school event of its kind. The event brings together creative thinkers, design luminaries, experts from a variety of backgrounds, and students to engage in and reinterpret the design process.

ShiftxDesign, is centered around how shifts in design innovation can lead to social, cultural, and technological progress. From responding to natural shifts to manufacturing catalysts for change, we live in a constantly transitioning world. The conference will provide a platform for meaningful discussion around the role of design in industries varying from sustainable fashion to smart cities to the future of learning.

For tickets please click here.

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