Graduate Lecture Series
Friday, May 3, 2013 - 4:30pm
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
Lecture: Aesthesis: Does Aesthetic Knowledge Matter in Current Culture?
Johanna Drucker is internationally known as a book artist and experimental visual poet, as well as for her publications on the history of written forms, typography, design, visual poetics, and digital humanities. Her most recent titles include SpecLab: Digital Aesthetics and Speculative Computing (Chicago, 2009), Graphic Design History: A Critical Guide (Pearson, 2008, 2nd edition 2012), and the collaboratively written work Digital_Humanities (forthcoming from MIT Press). She is the inaugural Martin and Bernard Breslauer Professor of Bibliography in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA.
From 1999 to 2008, Drucker was the first Robertson Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia and Professor in the Department of English. Since 1986, she has held full-time faculty positions at the University of Texas at Dallas, Columbia University, Yale University, and SUNY Purchase. Her work has been exhibited and collected in special collections including the Getty Center for the Humanities, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry, Houghton Library at Harvard University, and many others. www.johannadrucker.com
Stochastic Poetics, 2012
9.5 x 12.5 inches
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 www.sfai.edu/events