Humanities Research Center
Speaker: David Joselit
Thursday, April 27, 2017
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
117 Anderson Hall
6100 Main St
The On Immersion: Digitization, Humans and Network Society lecture series focuses on the post-medium condition of digital societies –where all forms of creation are translated into a numerical representation- and brings together two different voices to reflect upon the construction of culture and collective identities in informational times. The aim of the series is to articulate a conversation on the cross-disciplinary potential that this new condition fosters, and the ability of artistic practices to capitalize on such environment.
David Joselit is Distinguished Professor in the Art History PhD Program at the CUNY Graduate Center. He has taught at the University of California, Irvine, and Yale University where he was Department Chair from 2006-09. Joselit is author of Infinite Regress: Marcel Duchamp 1910-1941 (MIT, 1998), American Art Since 1945 (Thames and Hudson, 2003), Feedback: Television Against Democracy (MIT, 2007), and After Art (Princeton University Press, 2012). He co-organized the exhibition, “Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age,” which opened at the Brandhorst Museum in Munich in 2015. He is an editor of the journal OCTOBER and writes regularly on contemporary art and culture. His current book project is titled: “Heritage and Debt: Art in Globalization.”
This lecture series is organized by RSA Wortham Fellow Lluis J. Liñán with the generous support of the Humanities Research Center of Rice University.