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Graduate Lecture Series

Thomas Zummer
Friday, October 26, 2012 - 4:30pm
Lecture Hall
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

About the Lecture
In On the Notion of “Capture”—Mediality and the Problematic Dispositions of the Image, Thomas Zummer discusses his multi-faceted role as scholar, artist, writer, and curator as well as his thoughts on topics in philosophy, aesthetics, and the history of technology. 

Artist Bio
Thomas Zummer’s artworks have been exhibited worldwide, with a retrospective of his works at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, in 2012. Zummer has taught at Brown; New York University; The New School; Transmedia, Brussels; Transart Institute, Linz, Austria; and the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. He is currently Faculty in Philosophy at the Europäische Universität für Interdisziplinäre Studien/European Graduate School (EUFIS/EGS), Saas-Fee, Switzerland; Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Graphic/Information Design at Central Connecticut State University; and Professor in the Graduate Studies Division and Digital + Media Department at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is also a Doctoral Professor at Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten (KASK), Ghent, Belgium. Thomas Zummer holds a PhD in Philosophy and Media Studies and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.


About the Graduate Lecture Series
SFAI's Graduate Lecture Series (GLS) allows students to engage with emerging and established artists, curators, critics, and historians working in both local and global art communities. As an investigation of the contemporary issues relevant to students’ full education and experience, GLS gives the entire graduate body a common interdisciplinary foundation. It also plays a crucial role in defining individual praxis and the meanings of “success” within the current and future landscape of contemporary art. In addition, students have the opportunity to meet with some of the guests for individual critiques, small group colloquia, and informal gatherings after the lectures.

All GLS lectures begin at 4:30 pm on Fridays in the Lecture Hall on SFAI’s 800 Chestnut Street campus. For a complete schedule of SFAI's lectures and events, please visit