Arts + Design Thursdays 2020

September 3–December 3, 2020

This webinar series focuses on the creation, delivery, and interpretation of visual experiences, defined by physical, physiological, and social conditions, which together form visual cultures. Presenters reflect a diverse range of cultural and creative backgrounds.

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  • Tiare Ribeaux

  • Miriam Dym

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  • Thursday, December 3, 12 PM

    Jenny Odell: Technologies of Seeing

    Jenny Odell shares insights from her best-seller How to Do Nothing, including the lessons of bird-watching for understanding attention and the ability to truly see.

  • Thursday, November 19, 12 PM

    Clancy Wilmott: Green Parks, Red Dust: Maps, Visual Imperialism and the Cartographic imagination

    Clancy Wilmott sheds light on the historic territoriality of maps and the ways in which new cartographic approaches can address issues of ecological justice, displacement, and embodied practices.

  • Thursday, November 12, 12 PM

    Trevor McFedries: In Conversation with Aria Dean

    Writer and curator Aria Dean engages multidisciplinary media producer Trevor McFedries in a conversation about style, technology, and the manufactured life of a virtual influencer avatar.

  • Thursday, November 5, 12 PM

    Gene Luen Yang: Character Development Aesthetics

    The MacArthur “genius” and celebrated comic book author shares insights into his process, and the power of text and image to transport, educate, and inspire.

  • Thursday, October 29, 12 PM

    Purin Phanichphant: Right Place, Right Action, Right Time

    Artist and designer Purin Phanichphant discusses how innovative technologies can unlock joyful, playful, and thought-provoking designs and experiences.

  • Thursday, October 22, 12 PM

    Karen Feldman: Angel on Your Shoulder: Representations of Modern Conscience

    Critical theorist Karen Feldman leads an exploration of the rhetoric of conscience and how it was conceptualized and visualized through the ages.

  • Thursday, October 15, 12 PM

    Isaac Julien and Leila Weefur: In Conversation

    Artist Isaac Julien and curator Leila Weefur appear in conversation to discuss their exhibitions concurrently on view at McEvoy Foundation for the Arts in San Francisco.

  • Thursday, October 8, 12 PM

    Amor Muñoz: Bits and Threads

    Multidisciplinary artist Amor Muñoz discusses her practice incorporating traditional craft, manual labor, and technology, and the interrelation of old and new systems in the global economy.

  • Thursday, October 1, 12 PM

    Jason Lazarus: Public_Public_Address

    Artist Jason Lazarus discusses how he explores vision and visibility through his diverse work.

  • Thursday, September 24, 12 PM

    Miriam Dym: Racing Stripes

    Miriam Dym discusses the surprising links between craft, communication, and problem-solving, as discovered through a multidimensional visual art practice.

  • Thursday, September 17, 12 PM

    Tiare Ribeaux: Regenerative Futures

    Hawaiian artist and curator Tiare Ribeaux talks about her practice fusing Native values and modern technology to map the way to a sustainable future.

  • Thursday, September 10, 12 PM

    Ariana Schindler: anti-everything

    Fashion designer, illustrator, and creative director Ariana Schindler talks about the ideas that fuel her ambitions and why clothing is an effective provocateur.

  • Thursday, September 3, 12 PM

    Isabella Kirkland: Material Longevity

    Isabella Kirkland discusses the histories and meanings behind her exquisite renderings of a natural world in transformation.

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  • Thursday, October 1, 12 PM

    Jason Lazarus: Public_Public_Address

    Artist Jason Lazarus discusses how he explores vision and visibility through his diverse work.

  • Thursday, October 15, 12 PM

    Isaac Julien and Leila Weefur: In Conversation

    Artist Isaac Julien and curator Leila Weefur appear in conversation to discuss their exhibitions concurrently on view at McEvoy Foundation for the Arts in San Francisco.

  • Thursday, December 3, 12 PM

    Jenny Odell: Technologies of Seeing

    Jenny Odell shares insights from her best-seller How to Do Nothing, including the lessons of bird-watching for understanding attention and the ability to truly see.

  • Thursday, November 19, 12 PM

    Clancy Wilmott: Green Parks, Red Dust: Maps, Visual Imperialism and the Cartographic imagination

    Clancy Wilmott sheds light on the historic territoriality of maps and the ways in which new cartographic approaches can address issues of ecological justice, displacement, and embodied practices.

  • Thursday, October 29, 12 PM

    Purin Phanichphant: Right Place, Right Action, Right Time

    Artist and designer Purin Phanichphant discusses how innovative technologies can unlock joyful, playful, and thought-provoking designs and experiences.

  • Thursday, November 5, 12 PM

    Gene Luen Yang: Character Development Aesthetics

    The MacArthur “genius” and celebrated comic book author shares insights into his process, and the power of text and image to transport, educate, and inspire.

  • Thursday, November 12, 12 PM

    Trevor McFedries: In Conversation with Aria Dean

    Writer and curator Aria Dean engages multidisciplinary media producer Trevor McFedries in a conversation about style, technology, and the manufactured life of a virtual influencer avatar.

  • Thursday, October 22, 12 PM

    Karen Feldman: Angel on Your Shoulder: Representations of Modern Conscience

    Critical theorist Karen Feldman leads an exploration of the rhetoric of conscience and how it was conceptualized and visualized through the ages.

  • Thursday, October 8, 12 PM

    Amor Muñoz: Bits and Threads

    Multidisciplinary artist Amor Muñoz discusses her practice incorporating traditional craft, manual labor, and technology, and the interrelation of old and new systems in the global economy.

  • Thursday, September 17, 12 PM

    Tiare Ribeaux: Regenerative Futures

    Hawaiian artist and curator Tiare Ribeaux talks about her practice fusing Native values and modern technology to map the way to a sustainable future.

  • Thursday, September 24, 12 PM

    Miriam Dym: Racing Stripes

    Miriam Dym discusses the surprising links between craft, communication, and problem-solving, as discovered through a multidimensional visual art practice.

  • Thursday, September 3, 12 PM

    Isabella Kirkland: Material Longevity

    Isabella Kirkland discusses the histories and meanings behind her exquisite renderings of a natural world in transformation.

  • Thursday, September 10, 12 PM

    Ariana Schindler: anti-everything

    Fashion designer, illustrator, and creative director Ariana Schindler talks about the ideas that fuel her ambitions and why clothing is an effective provocateur.