Events

Digital Machines and Creative Production

The Art and Technology Group is launching a year-long program of events that investigate the role of technology in visual art production and research, including questions of aesthetics and innovation, communication and distribution, and participation and agency. The objective of this program is to assess the current role of technology within Tyler and in the arts at large, and how the School aims to move forward with continuing to integrate technology-based approaches to making and research into the pedagogy and curriculum.

SPRING 2015

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February 25th

Dr. Grant Taylor, “‘You are a Traitor!’: Artists, Antipathy, and the Art Department”

Taylor, author of “When the Machine Made Art” and Art Historian from Lebanon Valley College, will discuss the rise of computer technology in art schools from 1960’s-1990’s. During those years, artists using computer technology were met with strong resistance and Taylor will examine the history of this persisting antagonism.  Following the lecture, there will be an open forum for discussing how his arguments and thesis relate to the current conditions at Tyler. 

6 - 8pm, Architecture 104

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March 24th

Jacqueline Wernimont, “Gender and Chimera: The Ladies Dairy, Almanacs, and Public Mathematics in Early Modern England”

A professor of English at Arizona State, Dr. Wernimont’s research spans early modern literature, digital humanities, history of science, and feminist and possible worlds theory.

2:30pm, Paley Library Lecture Hall

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March 25th

“The Politics of Inclusion: Equity and Inequity in Digital Spaces”

Panel discussion from the next wave of digital scholars to discuss intersectionality, diversity, and inclusion in digital spaces in and outside academia.

2:30pm, Paley Library Lecture Hall

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April 9th

Philip Glahn, “Art and Digital Technology: History, Material, and Materialism”

This talk proposes a conversation regarding the possibilities and limits of creative aesthetic production provided by digital technologies.

12:30–1:50pm, CHAT Lounge, 10th Floor, Gladfelter

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April 9th

Ally-Jane Grossan, “The Art of the Album in the Digital World”

Grossan, editor of Bloomsbury’s famous (and infamous) 331/3 series, leads a discussion on the critique and reception of music in the digital world.

2:30pm, Paley Library Lecture Hall

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April 13th

Electric Origami

Play with simple electronics and the art of paper folding. We will explore various origami figures and then activate them with simple motors and lights. After the hands-on portion of the workshop we will discuss the process and background of technological craft in art education: what can we learn from digital materials, and what can we help our students to achieve?

This event is sponsored by the general activities fund of the Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department (AECAP) at Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

5 - 7pm, Tyler Main Lobby

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April 15th

“From Digital Spaces to Real World Change: How Digital Storytelling Can Affect Social and Environmental Justice”

Hear from a variety of activists who have utilized digital campaigns, tools, and strategies to argue for a more sustainable and just world.

2:30pm, Paley Library Lecture Hall

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FALL 2014 

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September 30th

“Digital Consequences – Reflections on the Creative and Experimental Use of Technology in Art.”

An evening of presentations and discussion by faculty and students about the role of digital fabrication, communication, and participation in artistic practice, research, and pedagogy at Tyler and beyond. Open forum and discussion to follow presentations.
6-8 p.m., Temple Contemporary.

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October 8th

Amanda McDonald Crowley, “Art, Technology, and Collaborative Practice”

Amanda McDonald Crowley specializes in creating new media and contemporary art events and programs that encourage cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and exchange.
Critical Dialogues event
6:00 p.m., Tyler B004.

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October 14th

Rhett Russo, "Specific Objects"

Rhett Russo is an Associate Professor, College of Architecture and Design, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Co-founder of Specific Objects Inc.  Specific Objects is an interdisciplinary, sustainably oriented design practice focused on solutions that bring art, product design and architectural services together.
6:00 p.m., Temple Contemporary.

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October 16th

Byron Wolfe, CHAT Talk, “Reconstructing the View: Visualizing time, place, and the collective sublime”

12:30–1:50 p.m., CHAT Lounge, 10th Floor, Gladfelter Hall.

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October 21st

“Wired! Approaches to Digital Scholarship”

Join Wired! members and Duke professors Victoria Szabo and Kristin Lanzoni to discuss recent projects and digital scholarship’s impact on teaching, research, and the broader public.
Temple University Libraries, Digital Cultures Program.
Co-sponsored by Tyler Architecture.
2:30 p.m., Lecture Hall on the ground floor of Paley Library, 1210 Polett Walk.

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November 12th

Illya Szilak, “Digital Literature and the Art of Failure.”

Illya Szilak is a writer of hybrid media novels and a practicing physician. She writes a well-respected blog on digital literature and new media for The Huffington Post.
Critical Dialogues event.
6:00 p.m., Tyler B004.

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November 13th

Dominic Muren, "Technology for the Creative Industrialist"

A technologist, gardener, and advocate for maker culture and open manufacturing living in Seattle, Washington. Awarded a TED Fellowship and Poptech Fellowship for his work at The Humblefactory.
6:00 p.m., Temple Contemporary.