Feb 4- Garnet Hertz_Things to Think With: Critical Making as Research

Things to Think With: Critical Making as Research

Critical making can be defined as an exploration of how hands-on productive work ‐ making ‐ can supplement and extend critical reflection on technology and society. It also can be thought of as an appeal to the electronic DIY maker movement to be critically engaged with culture, history and society. In this presentation, Garnet Hertz will give an overview of his creative design work in electronics and propose strategies for how we can build things to think with: making objects as a creative form of research.

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Dr. Garnet Hertz is Canada Research Chair in Design and Media Arts and is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Design and Dynamic Media at Emily Carr. His work explores themes of DIY culture and interdisciplinary art and design practices. He has shown his work at several notable international venues in thirteen countries including SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica, and DEAF and was awarded the 2008 Oscar Signorini Award in robotic art. Hertz is founder and director of Dorkbot SoCal, a monthly Los Angeles-based lecture series on DIY culture, electronic art and design. He has worked at Art Center College of Design and University of California Irvine. His research is widely cited in academic publications, and popular press on his work has disseminated through 25 countries including The New York Times, Wired, The Washington Post, NPR, USA Today, NBC, CBS, TV Tokyo and CNN Headline News.

More info: http://conceptlab.com/

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When: Wednesdays from 12:30-2:20 pm, Feb 4
Where: SUR 5380.

All are welcome to attend!