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Back to Blog October 7, 2019

Philip Glahn publishes two new articles

Author: Zachary Vickers

Philip Glahn, associate professor of aesthetics and critical studies in Painting at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, has an essay with Cary Levine, entitled “The Future Is Present: Electronic Café and the Politics of Technological Fantasy,” in Art Journal, the College Art Assocation's peer-reviewed journal that serves as a forum for scholarship and exploration in the visual arts.

During the summer of 1984, the art-activist group Mobile Image operated Electronic Café, an elaborate network of telecommunications production spread across the city of Los Angeles. “The Future Is Present" discusses how the project politicized enduring myths of technological innovation and engaged fantasy in an exceptional way—as pedagogical and organizational process rather than imagination-as-product.

Glahn also an essay entitled "The Bauhaus—Lost in Transfer: Art as Work," in the International Journal of Architectural Theory. This piece traces an alternate history of the Bauhaus that focuses on its critical-utopian concepts of art-making as a collaborative and innovative form of social labor. 

You can see more of his work in the faculty gallery.

Image: Mobile Image, Electronic Café, Gumbo House site (South LA), 1984 (artwork © Kit Galloway; photograph provided by the Sherrie Rabinowitz and Kit Galloway Archive, Piñon Hills, CA), as it appears in “The Future Is Present: Electronic Café and the Politics of Technological Fantasy” by Philip Glahn and Cary Levine.