October 15, 2014
Core77: Bruce Tharp on the Stamps MDes
Stamps Associate Professor Bruce M. Tharp discusses the new Stamps MDes in Integrative Design program on Core77.
Today, we’re checking in on a master’s program with a broader, more interdisciplinary focus. The University of Michigan’s Stamps School of Art & Design is currently accepting applications for a Master of Design in Integrative Design. It’s a two-year program with an interesting approach—the idea is that students with a variety of design backgrounds will work together in teams to invent solutions for a wicked problem that will rotate every few years. The inaugural problem is “wicked healthcare,” and Stamps has lined up medical companies, biomedical engineers, surgeons and others to participate in the curriculum.
Recently, we talked to Bruce M. Tharp—a long-time Core77 contributor and a new addition to the Stamps faculty—about the MDes program. .
Something Wicked This Way Comes: Bruce M. Tharp on Michigan’s New MDes in Integrative Design - Core77
October 13, 2014
For Madiba with Love! Photographs of Nelson Mandela and the South African Struggle, 1985-2013, features photos by Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer and Stamps professor David Turnley, who has been a friend of the Mandela family and has covered the South African struggle for the last thirty years.
Turnley will offer comments and answer questions during the reception, held Tuesday, October 14, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m in Lester Monts Hall (formerly Work, Detroit Gallery).
For Madiba with Love
Artist Reception: Tuesday, October 14, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
On Display through Novc. 21, 2014
Gallery hours: Monday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Lester Monts Hall, Detroit Center
3663 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48201
October 13, 2014
David Chung‘s short film 2011 “Counting Oysters” was screened on Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12th at the 2014 Richmond Folk Festival in Richmond, VA.
“The abundance of oysters is incredible. There are whole banks of them ... ships need to take care to avoid them. They are much bigger than the ones you find in England.”
- Francis Louis Michel visiting the Chesapeake Bay in 1701
A day on the Oyster Toad. The once abundant oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay has been in serious decline due to overharvesting, sedimentation and water quality. Pooh Johnston and Wade Walker have been farming healthy oysters for over ten years on an estuary of Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Their oysters are grown from seed to market-size in about two years.
October 10, 2014
Guna Nadarajan presents at the Innovative City Forum, a global forum to discuss “Designing the future for global cities and lifestyles”, October 8 - 10 in Tokyo. Guna will participate in two discussions: Media Art Goes Public, a look at new possibilities in urban art that diverge from the traditional forms seen in outdoor sculpture and public art, and Future of Art in the City, a special session co-organized by The Japan Foundation Asia Center and Mori Art Museum.
October 8, 2014
Janie Paul will present at Marking Time: Prison Arts and Activism, a conference at Rutgers University on October 9th.
She will be presenting art work by the incarcerated artists of the Annual Exhibitions of Art by Michigan Prisoners; discussing the exhibitions as a pedagogical project; and telling individual stories about how teaching and learning occur among artists in prisons. She will be presenting with Ashley Lucas, who will be describing PCAP as a whole and Reuben Kenyatta, a formerly incarcerated Michigan artist, who will share his experiences while incarcerated.
October 8, 2014
Associate Professor Stephanie Tharp recently presented ‘Interdisciplinary Medical Product Design’ at the AIGA National Design Educators Conference in Portland, Oregon.
The conference mission was to explore new ventures in design: “New Ventures are propelling design educators and students to re-think how, where, and what types of experiences best serve a design education in the 21st century.”
October 8, 2014
“Woodcut prints dazzle at Detroit Artists Market” begins the Detroit News review of the six-person show at the Detroit Artist Market, an exhibition which surveys the breadth and complexity of contemporary woodcut. Curated by Endi Poskovic, professor of art and design at Penny Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan, “Abstraction and Landscape: Contemporary Woodcut” showcases the work of six artists from the United States and Belgium: Katy Collier, Susan Campbell, Karen Kunc and Fall 2014 Roman J. Witt Visiting artist Goedele Peters and Winter 2014 Roman J. Witt Visiting artist Teresa Cole, as well as 2012 Stamps alumna Amanda Lilleston.
October 8, 2014
New work by William Singer (BFA 2010) and Kelsey Shultis (BFA 2010) is featured in Dead Animals and Drapes: A Still Life, opening Nov. 20 from 6 - 10 pm at 2739 Edwin St., Hamtramck, MI.
Dead Animals and Drapes: A Still Life
New work by William Singer and Kelsey Shultis
Opening Reception: November 20th, 2014, 6 - 10 pm
2739 Edwin St.
October 7, 2014
Pioneering media artist and researcher Michael Naimark will speak Thursday, Oct. 9 from 1:30 to 3 pm at the A&A Auditorium.
Michael Naimark: “Art and Invention”
Thursday October 9th, 1:30 to 3 pm
Artists and designers sometimes invent - new processes, media, or technologies - in the name of realizing their work. Invention isn’t the primary motivation, and the works are often clunky, frugal, and just barely working (but working!). Broader, practical, or commercial applications are usually far from the artist’s mind. Meanwhile, and perhaps ironically, large research and commercial institutions spend billions of dollars per year on invention, often in the same arenas. So the critical question is: how do artists fit in? We will explore this question - and such issues as control and compromise; ownership and intellectual property; time horizon and profitability; and cultural consequence and hegemony - mining my art projects and experiences for lessons learned.
Michael Naimark is a pioneer media artist and leading researcher who’s been blessed (and sometimes cursed) with an uncanny track record of art projects presaging widespread adoption, often by decades. He is noted in the histories of Google Street View, Projection Mapping, and Virtual Reality (and, some claim, the Facebook Like Button); and in ongoing work with cinematic crowdsourcing, live global video, and cultural heritage. Michael’s immersive and interactive art installations have exhibited internationally and are in the permanent collections of American Museum of the Moving Image, the Exploratorium, and the ZKM Center for Arts and Media. He was the recipient of the World Technology Award for the Arts in 2002 and was guest curator at Ars Electronica in 2004 and 2009. In recent years he’s served as faculty at USC Cinema, NYU Art, and the MIT Media Lab.
Be Now Here, an interactive VR cinema installation (1995/2008) produced with the cooperation of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the support of Interval Research Corporation