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January 2018

Exhibition – The Art of Networks III

January 11, 2018

The College of Arts, Media, and Design is excited to present The Art of Networks III in International Village,  presented in conjunction with CompleNet 2018 – 9th Conference on Complex Networks. We live in a data-driven environment, where data are collected and shared uninterruptedly: from traces left by our daily interactions with digital devices to the numbers routinely released by governmental agencies all over the world. Focusing on the complexity of relations within vast datasets the network sciences have provided insight into some…

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Cycles of Production Lecture Series: Daniel M. Abramson

January 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Obsolescence Daniel M. Abramson Director; Architectural Studies Professor; American & European Architecture Boston University Where does the idea come from that architecture can become obsolete, suddenly lose its value and utility, and so become expendable in a short period of time?  This paper traces the origins of the idea of architectural obsolescence to early-twentieth-century American financial district demolitions, tax policies, and decaying cities.  In mid-century, many architects worldwide responded to obsolescence positively by embracing ephemerality and short-life buildings.  Others, however,…

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February 2018

CYCLES OF PRODUCTION Lecture Series: Clarissa Tossin

February 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Interdisciplinary artist and Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard. Clarissa Tossin is an interdisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles, California. Using installation, video, performance, sculpture, and photography, she investigates material cultural production and the ways in which they simultaneously represent the hybridization of global cultures and the persistence of difference. For instance, her recent project on Ford’s rubber plantation villages in the Amazon forest was triggered by the odd fact that the architecture of the workers’ houses was modeled after New England…

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