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Spring 2012 Lecture Series at MIT program in art, culture and technology (act)
School of Architecture + Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

School of Architecture & Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mondays 7–9 PM
ACT Cube, Wiener Building (E15-001)
20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA, USA
Free and open to the public.

[email protected]
+1-617-253-5229

act.mit.edu
visualarts.mit.edu/about/lecture.html

School of Architecture & Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mondays 7–9 PM
ACT Cube, Wiener Building (E15-001)
20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA, USA
Free and open to the public.

[email protected]
+1-617-253-5229

act.mit.edu
visualarts.mit.edu/about/lecture.html

EXPERIMENTS IN THINKING, ACTION, AND FORM
Art, culture and technology. What is the potential of such an intersection in the present? Being cognizant of historical and unusual crossings while exploring more profound investigations and productions suggest experiments in thinking, action and form. Questions raised by pursuing this matrix lead to a variety of histories of the present, the combination of official and unofficial versions throughout the world; animated by examination and reflection these histories may be transformed by creation.

It is easily possible to feel indifference toward the “merely interesting.” In response to what can appear as a perpetual state of “interesting” spectacles and data flow, the invited speakers address these paradoxes of living. Their presentations and discussions will serve as opportunities to grapple with productions, conditions, and perspectives that can stimulate other kinds of responses. The speakers will not invite smooth or easy receptions of the aural, visual, or spatial operations with which they are engaged, but will, in contrast, raise questions from the perspective of producers and analysts about present and past forms of being and production.

Renée Green
Acting Director and Associate Professor
MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology

SPRING 2012 LECTURE SERIES SCHEDULE

February 13
What Do Artists Know?
Contemporary Responses to the Deskilling of Art
Michael Corris, Professor/Chair of Studio Art, Southern Methodist University, Dallas

March 5
Re-representations and Simulations
Bruce Yonemoto, Professor of Studio Art in Video, Experimental Media, and Film Theory, University of California, Irvine
In conversation with Stephen Prina, Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University

March 12
Archipelago Logic: Towards Sustainable Futures
Taru Elfving, Artistic Director, Contemporary Art Archipelago (CAA), Finland
In conversation with:
Renée Green, Associate Professor, MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology
Gediminas Urbonas, Associate Professor, MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology
Nomeda Urbonas, ACT Fellow, MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology

April 2
Playback: Broadcast Experiments 1970 and Now
Gloria Sutton, Assistant Professor, Northeastern University, Boston
Respondent: João Ribas, Curator, MIT List Visual Art Center

April 9
Projects and Protocols: Conventions on Art and Technology
Muntadas, Professor of the Practice, MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology

April 23
Sound and Semiocapitalism: Affective Labor and the Metaphysics of the Real
Michael Eng, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio

 

CURRENTLY ON VIEW

Disobedience Archive
Exhibition extended through April 15, 2012.
disobedience.mit.edu

For further information, contact ACT Public Programs Coordinator Laura Anca Chichisan at [email protected] or 617-253-4415.

MIT program in art, culture and technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, E15-212
Cambridge MA 02139-4307

act.mit.edu
617-253-5229

 

February 3, 2012