Design Lecture Series: McKenzie Wark

On January 27, 2021, the Rutgers Design Lecture Series, Spring 2021, kicked off with McKenzie Wark, who introduced “The Cis Gaze (and its others).”

For upcoming talks, please visit spring2021-seminar.designforthe.net.

McKenzie Wark is the author, among other things, of Capital is Dead (Verso Books), Sensoria (Verso Books), Reverse Cowgirl (Semiotexte) and various other things. Her next book is Philosophy for Spiders: On the Low Theory of Kathy Acker, to be published by Duke University Press in fall 2021. She is currently editing a special issue of eflux journal on trans | fem | aesthetics, to be published in Spring 2021. She was awarded the Thoma Prize for digital art writing in 2019. She is professor of culture and media at Eugene Lang College, the undergraduate liberal arts division of The New School, in New York City.

Design Faculty Panel: Entanglement

Thursday, November 19, 2020 — 6:00 pm 


Please Register Here.

In quantum physics, the term entanglement refers to the phenomenon of multiple simultaneous elements that are deeply intertwined and only truly known in relation to each other. “Entangled” expresses the interdependent scientific, social and environmental issues that define the current moment and how they are leading to enormous complexity, change, and crisis. Designers will give short presentations exploring how their work considers the interconnection and interaction of multiple realities, in projects that address ecology, technology, and social justice. A panel discussion with Q&A will follow. 

Image credit: Floating Archives, Jacob Rivkin, floating projected animation, September 2018.

Political Advertisement X 1952-2020

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 – 4:00 pm

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For almost 40 years, artists Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese have collected presidential campaign television ads; every election year, they release their updated anthology. Muntadas and Reese present Political Advertisement X, tracing the use and history of political media. Surveying the American televisual campaign process from Eisenhower to Clinton and Trump, the artists trace the history of television ads as both political strategy and marketing technique.

Online Screening and Registration Info
The screening will be followed by a discussion with the artists moderated by Stuart Shapiro, Ph.D. Department of Public Policy and Administration Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and John Weingart Associate Director, Eagleton Institute of Politics Director, Education Programs and Center on the American Governor

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Sponsored by The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning
and Public Policy and Byrne First-Year Seminars, Office of
Undergraduate Education In partnership with Mason Gross
School of the Arts and Zimmerli Art Museum Rutgers University,
New Brunswick, New Jersey