The Rendez-Vous is a weekly meeting in the Smith Warehouse Bay 11 “Skylight Lounge” area upstairs. VSI community members and guests present some of their current work for discussion. In Spring 2011 the group meets at 4:15pm on Thursdays.
Discussion Hosts for Spring 2011 are listed below:
Jan 20 Martin French – From Surveillance Medicine to Virtual Medical Surveillance: On the Emergence of ‘Infodemiology’.
Jan 27 Allen Riddell – Politics of Method in the Human and Social Sciences: Revisiting Franco Moretti’s Graphs, Maps, Trees
Feb 3 Olivier Perriquet — Toward a non-visual image (an artistic approach) I will be presenting an ongoing, mathematically inspired, sensory installation and discuss the limits of visual thinking.
Feb 10 Stefan Hoffmann (located at the Gothic Reading Room Lounge) – Mindmapping This talk will focus on a specific artistic practice in printmaking and also wants to open a broader discussion how different communities, like artists, designers, scientists deal with visual information.
Feb 17 Whitney Trettin – “Nehemiah Grew’s bibliobotanies and the “media” of 17th-century microscopy: a digital wunderkammer.”
Feb 24 Florian Wiencek – Mediation of Media Art in Virtual Environments – Conceptual Ideas
Mar 3 NO RENDEZVOUS
Mar 10 SPRING BREAK
Mar 17 Ethan Jackson (http://ethanjackson.net/) I’m interested in talking about the real images and virtual images (in the optical sense) and the viewer’s role in my work
Mar 24 Ranulph Glanville Freedom and the Machine – In this talk I shall show how a cybernetic understanding of mechanism and the machine metaphor can lead, perhaps surprisingly, to freedom.
Mar 31 Marie Boucher – BioARTCAMP: Laboratory Ecologies in the wild west
Apr 7 Patrick LeMieux – Open House: Squatting the US Housing Collapse
Apr 14 NO RENDEZVOUS
Apr 21 Discuss VSI PhD program
Apr 28 Mark Olson – The Role of Theory in Visual Studies - Basically, I’d like to facilitate a discussion about humanities theory and what it does, as a way of de-mystifying the humanities a bit in conversation with our non-humanities VSI colleagues.
May 5 Raquel Salvatella – Torry Bend and I will be talking about our collaborative project (in progress) The Paper Hat Game