Kara Walker’s Lecture Poster

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On April 19, 2016 Kara Walker, Tepper Chair in Visual Arts, delivers this special lecture in honor of the graduating Class of 2016. The poster is designed by Anna-Sophia Vukovich. She says, “

I took Kara Walker’s black cut-paper silhouettes as inspirations for the poster. I created my own cutout type, using this as the main element for the design. I wanted it to be both bold and simple, reflecting on the strength of politics in her work.

Baskets & Data Making Weather Tactile in the Digital Age

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Thursday, April 10 / 4pm
Nathalie Miebach, Artist

Miebach discusses her translations of scientific data from the realms of astronomy, ecology, and meteorology into sculpture, installation, and musical scores, while exploring the intersection of art and science. Links to Miebach’s 2011 Ted Talk and the January 2014 issue of American Craft Magazine, featuring a cover article about the artist, are available on her website. This lecture is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Diane Burko: Glacial Perspectives.

Part of the interdisciplinary seminar series Polar Perspectives on Art and Science. The museum’s partners include the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy; Department of Geography; Rutgers Climate Institute; the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences; and the Institute for Women and Art. These partnerships are co-sponsored by the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers) as part of the 2013-2015 Biennial Theme: “Global Health!”

Free with general admission.

Fresh Blood IV

If you have any thoughts of attending a graduate program in design down the road, this upcoming AIGA event might be a great way to see what students are doing at various schools.  At the SVA Theatre in NYC, students from MICA, NYU Interactive, Parsons, Pratt, RISD, the School of Visual Arts, Cranbrook and Yale will gather present their projects. Tickets are $10 for AIGA members, $30 for non-members. So maybe this is the time to join AIGA. See the benefits list and join as a Contributor for $50. Choose New York or Philadelphia as your chapter. You’ll have a chance to indicate you are a student; we are on the school list as “Rutgers University — New Brunswick”.

The Poetics of Circuitry

As the third and final event of Spring 2013 Design Area Lectures + Workshops at Visual Arts Department at the School of Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, Taeyoon Choi will lead a workshop titled Poetics of Circuitry.

Tae is an artist, writer, hacker, teacher and some other things, but most importantly he is an activist with political concerns. Please take a look at Occu-Bot that he designed for Zucotti Park last Fall. He is also been an Eyebeam resident in 2008 and fellow in 2011.

His artistic research is focused on urban space, structural violence and collective behavior. He creates site specific intervention, new media performance and participatory experience in collaboration with community, art spaces and activist groups.

Taeyoon Choi
http://taeyoonchoi.com

March 15, Friday 4:00 pm. – 8:00 pm.
CSB 224

for further inquiries please write to:
atif.akin@rutgers.edu

33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Procedural Drawing with Graphic Programming

This hands on workshop aims at introducing participants to graphic coding with Processing to create procedural drawing systems with reference to art historical predecessors of the genre. Workshop is open to anyone who is interested in developing a system, coding and printing drawings, there are no prerequisites or background information needed.

3D Printing Club

1ST MEETING

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5TH, 7:30PM

35 BERRUE CIRCLE, PISCATAWAY, NJ

2ND FLOOR

EVERYBODY COME — DON’T MISS IT — IT IS GREAT

If you would like to print something out, prepare to bring an object in .stl format.

Ummm, if you don’t know what’s going on, watch this youtube video.

Makerspace on Rutgers Livingston Campus

A makerspace is growing inside Rutgers. It is located at 35 Berrue Circle
Piscataway Township. In the space they are running Make Your Makerspace events on Wednesday evening, and a 3D printing night Thursday after 8pm.

As design area faculty we are going to visit their October 18th, 3D printing event at 8pm. Please join us if you like.

To see what a makerspace is:

http://makerspace.com

http://makerspace.rutgers.edu/content/what-are-makerspaces

and its critiscm:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/06/us/worries-over-defense-dept-money-for-hackerspaces.html?_r=0

National Design Week: October 13–21, 2012

http://www.cooperhewitt.org/national-design-awards/ndw

Mark your calendars for Cooper-Hewitt’s largest education initiative! National Design Week aims to draw national attention to the ways in which design enriches everyday life.

Launched in 2006, National Design Week is held each year in conjunction with the National Design Awards program. During National Design Week, Cooper-Hewitt’s award-winning Education Department hosts a series of free public programs based on the vision and work of the National Design Awards honorees. National Design Week culminates with the National Design Awards gala ceremony.

In recognition of the importance of design education, organizations and institutions across the country sponsor design events throughout the month.