Peter Lunenfeld (Media Design Program, Art Center College of Design):
"Visual Intellectuals and Networked Ideals"
Tuesday, May 13, 2003, 4:00 PM EST
Bartos Theatre, MIT Media Lab (E15)
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We are witnessing the wide-scale emergence of visual intellectualspeople
simultaneously making, pondering, and commenting on culture, but in a way
that doesn't always begin with words. We all understand that digital tools
and information technology networks contribute to this trend, but the big
question is how to develop media design strategies to make the
dissemination of critical thinking and informed opinion both more seductive and more rigorous. A test case will be the "Mediawork Pamphlets" from the MIT Press, which can be described as being somewhere in-between 'zines for grownups
and transmedia theoretical fetish objects.
A preeminent critic/theorist at the intersection of art, design and
technology, Dr. Peter Lunenfeld teaches in the graduate Media Design
Program at Art Center College of Design. He is the author of Snap to Grid: A User's Guide to Digital Arts, Media, and Culture (MIT, 2000), editor of The Digital Dialectic: New Essays on New Media (MIT, 1999), and editorial director of the Mediawork Pamphlet Series (MIT, 2001-). A collection of his "User" columns from the international journal artext is forthcoming.
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