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Alterpodium: Performing Disability

Amanda Cachia PhD Candidate, Art History, Theory & Criticism Department of Visual Arts, University of California San Diego The Alterpodium is a custom-made, portable disability object conceived by curator and scholar Amanda Cachia in order to “perform disability” during international and national conferences, symposiums and lectures. Podiums, like other architectures of an ableist world, are … Continue reading “Alterpodium: Performing Disability”

Teaching Timeless Theory in Interactive Design through a Multidisciplinary Approach

James Pannafino Associate Professor Interactive and Graphic Design Art and Design Department Millersville University Undeniably interactive design is becoming a growing part of design educators curriculum each year. While technology persuades us to think differently about design education, how can we balance theory and the tools that allow designers to solve problems. Is it possible … Continue reading “Teaching Timeless Theory in Interactive Design through a Multidisciplinary Approach”

Conscious Interventions With The Personal Beasties Breathing Mobile App

Marianna Trofimova Adjunct Professor Communication Design Department New York City College of Technology City University of New York Principal at Marianna Trofimova Design Paula Murgia Co-Founder Personal Beasties Group, LLC A common definition of an intervention is to interfere or intercede with the intent of modifying an outcome. To that end, we designed the Personal … Continue reading “Conscious Interventions With The Personal Beasties Breathing Mobile App”

Who Does This Internet Artwork Belong To? A Study on Art Appropriation and Youth Identity in a Digital Age

Laura Scherling GreenspaceNYC, Co-founder The New School, Design Lead Teachers College, Columbia University, Doctoral student This pilot study explores meaning making in art appropriation practices. As practices of appropriation continue to expand with Internet use, the disciplines that fall under the umbrella of visual arts education also widen. Contemporary Internet artists, such as Ryder Ripps, … Continue reading “Who Does This Internet Artwork Belong To? A Study on Art Appropriation and Youth Identity in a Digital Age”

Envisioning South Africa’s Global Struggle Against Apartheid

Steffi Duarte Curatorial Research Assistant Product Design & Decorative Arts Department, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Decorative Art & Design Department, Cleveland Museum of Art How can materiality and visual communication provide insight, however fleeting, into histories of past struggles?  Drawing on the ephemera and visual language of the global struggle against South African Apartheid, … Continue reading “Envisioning South Africa’s Global Struggle Against Apartheid”

The Fine Art of Persuasion: Corporate Advertising Design, Nation, and Empire in Modern Japan

Gennifer Weisenfeld Professor Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies Duke University This book tells the story of the birth of commercial art in Japan from the turn of the twentieth century through its global efflorescence in the total design event of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Until recently, there has been little systematic effort … Continue reading “The Fine Art of Persuasion: Corporate Advertising Design, Nation, and Empire in Modern Japan”

Big Data in Interactive Web Design

Vinoad Senguttuvan Senior Data Scientist Metis Big Data/Data Science has had a significant impact on the web, influencing the way we price flights, recommend movies and predict elections. Web Design, especially interactive web design, can now use Big Data to validate specific design choices and thereby improve upon its effectiveness. This talk will address how data science can pinpoint … Continue reading “Big Data in Interactive Web Design”

Self-Publishing in Higher Education: Meaning and Approach

James Pannafino Associate Professor Interactive and Graphic Design Millersville University, Pennsylvania Publishing a book is one of the most ambitious goals an educator can have. Recent changes in the publishing industry have created unique opportunities for new forms of distribution. Educators can now create legitimate scholarly outputs with self-publishing platforms utilizing both online and print … Continue reading “Self-Publishing in Higher Education: Meaning and Approach”

Villages in the City

Hui Xie Visiting Scholar in St. John’s University Associate Professor Graphic Design School of Art and Design Shenzhen Polytechnic XiLi Lake, Nanshan District Shenzhen, Guangdong, China “Men and women do not want to move back, but the mark of youth has been branded in their heart. This is not their hometown, but with a deep … Continue reading “Villages in the City”