Display Patterns at the Met
Gary Tinterow. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art (via). Here’s another report on a DeFINE Art lecture, Gary Tinterow on “Building the Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.” Tinterow is the Engelhard Curator in Charge of the new Department of Nineteenth-Century, Modern, and Contemporary Art. His voice sounds remarkably like John...
Belief or Agnosticism in Art
Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, 1917. Sarah Thornton came to Savannah this week for SCAD’s DeFINE Art program to speak about her book Seven Days in the Art World. Before taking the stage, she wore a sleek microphone-headset and either forgot or didn’t realize it was on when she burst into a cackle at the Dean of Fine Arts’ humored introduction. Needless to say, it broke the ice...
The Arts as a Scientific Tool
This week’s thesis research has involved reading scholarly works from Edward Shanken (New Media Historian), Brigitte Steinheider (Psychologist with a focus on interdisciplinary collaborations), and Robert Root-Bernstein (Physiologist with an interest in art-science interactions). Generally, I’ve been reading about interdisciplinarity. However, these individuals believe that artists are...
Luke Murphy Lecture
Luke Murphy, Certainty Shelter, installation shot (via). Canadian tech-artist Luke Murphy (now living in NYC) visited SCAD on Thursday to talk to the Painting Department about his digital art. His work is non-narrative. It explores “disembodied digital line” and a completely aesthetic use of digital media using algorithms and programmed code. Interestingly, Murphy said that the...
Dan Goods talks about working with NASA/JPL as Visual Strategist. Dan is an example of a creative person with a background in art and design working in the field of science. His goal is to make experiences for people to experience science. There’s a funny segment at the beginning of this video where he lists the normal steps for getting a job with JPL and then the ‘alternative...
The NASA Artists’ Cooperation Program provides valuable evidence about...– From Anne Collins Goodyear’s NASA and the Political Economy of Art, 1962-1974 in The Political Economy of Art (2008).