Designing Ideologically Modified Organisms

workshop and presentation by

Orkan Telhan
http://orkantelhan.info

February 27, Wednesday 4:00 pm. – 8:00 pm.
CSB 224

Orkan Telhan is interdisciplinary artist, designer and researcher whose investigations focus on the design of interrogative objects, interfaces, and media, engaging with critical issues in social, cultural, and environmental responsibility.

Telhan is Assistant Professor of Fine Arts – Emerging Design Practices at University of Pennsylvania, School of Design. He was part of the Sociable Media Group at the MIT Media Laboratory and the Mobile Experience Lab at the MIT Design Laboratory. He studied Media Arts at the State University of New York at Buffalo and theories of media and representation, visual studies and graphic design at Bilkent University, Ankara. Telhan is working towards his PhD in Design and Computation at MIT’s Department of Architecture.

Telhan’s individual and collaborative work has been exhibited in a number of venues including the Istanbul Design Biennial, Ars Electronica, ISEA, LABoral, Archilab, Architectural Association, Architectural League/ NYC, and the MIT Museum.

Suggested reading before the event:
I. States of Design 07: Bio-design by Paola Antonelli
http://www.domusweb.it/en/design/states-of-design-07-bio-design-/

II.Catts, O., Zurr, I. 2010, ‘The Illusions of control Radical Engineers and Reactionary Artists’, Thresholds (Cambridge), NA, pp. 26

III. Calvert, Jane. 2010. “Synthetic biology: constructing nature?” The Sociological Review 58 (May 1): 95-112.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-954X.2010.01913.x/abstract

for further inquiries please write to: Atif Akin
poster and e-flier designed by James Brehm.

This is Display


www.thisisdisplay.org
Display is a curated collection of important modern, mid 20th century graphic design books, periodicals, advertisements and ephemera. Documenting, preserving and providing public access to these original materials will raise the profile of Graphic Design as a source of educational, historical and scholarly analysis for teachers, students, designers and independent researchers. From the rational to the experimental to the playful – our collection is varied and represents a distinct point of view about mid-century graphic design, typography and beyond.
Display is organized and designed by Kind Company, an independent web and print design office in Brooklyn, New York. Alongside client work, KindCo engages in self-initiated graphic design history projects. Their websites for the Alvin Lustig Archive and Helvetica and the New York City Subway System help generate inspiration and awareness about graphic design history, pioneers and artifacts. Partners – Greg D’Onofrio and Patricia Belen – are practicing designers, graphic design history enthusiasts, collectors and aspiring writers.

Chicago Design Museum

June 1 – June 30, 2012

By any chance if you find yourself in Chicago, The Chicago Design Museum is open from June 1-30, 2012, in a 6,000 sq./ft. location in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. CHIDM will host five exhibitions drawn from local, domestic and international sources. CHIDM will also be hosting events for students and professionals, presented within the context of our curated exhibitions. There is no fee to attend the museum, but there is a suggested $10 donation per visit.

The Chicago Design Museum hosts limited engagement exhibitions that focus on design excellence. It adapts to curated collections, and finds the appropriate environment for the work on display. The formality of a traditional museum is still found within the high standards of the curated work, while the pop-up format promotes intimate experiences that are less likely to be found in a brick-and-mortar institution.

The Chicago Design Museum is a collaborative effort between Mark Dudlik and Tanner Woodford, and is part of Lost Creature: a non-profit 501(c)(3) that aims to bridge culture and creativity with community projects.