A Lecture and Seminar by Stephen Voyce

Stephen Voyce is assistant professor of English at the University of Iowa, where he also holds appointments in the Digital Studio for the Public Arts & Humanities and the Center for the Book. He is the author of Poetic Community: Avant-Garde Activism and Cold War Culture (University of Toronto Press, 2013), the editor of a book of variations: love – zygal – art facts (Coach House Books, 2013) and the Director of the Fluxus Digital Collection. His work also appears in journals such as Modernism/modernity, Criticism: A Quarterly Journal for Literature and the Arts, Postmodern Culture, and Open Letter.  Voyce’s primary teaching and research interests include twentieth-century poetry and media studies.

Stephen Voyce is assistant professor of English at the University of Iowa, where he also holds appointments in the Digital Studio for the Public Arts & Humanities and the Center for the Book. He is the author of Poetic Community: Avant-Garde Activism and Cold War Culture (University of Toronto Press, 2013), the editor of book of variations: love – zygal – art facts (Coach House Books, 2013) and the Director of the Fluxus Digital Collection. His work also appears in journals such as Modernism/modernityCriticism: A Quarterly Journal for Literature and the ArtsPostmodern Culture, and Open Letter.  Voyce’s primary teaching and research interests include twentieth-century poetry and media studies.

Poetic Cartographies

Public Lecture: Thursday April 9, 7:00-9:00pm, LB 646

 Counter-maps name a diverse range of works that artfully subvert the typical coordinates and protocols of traditional map-making. Imagine, for instance, an animation map that transposes the effects of war-torn Baghdad onto San Francisco or one that documents the location of every surveillance camera in Manhattan. Picture a world map the size of a basketball court made of junk computer parts or one that follows the flight paths of aircraft used in the Bush Regime’s extraordinary rendition program. “Poetic Cartographies” will briefly trace the history of contemporary counter-mapping practices to early twentieth- and mid-century visual poetics, collage, intermedia, and research art. Voyce will then examine work by recent artists and writers who misappropriate GPS, GIS, and remote-sensing satellite imagery, with an eye to the shifting geo-political frontiers of the twenty-first century.

Building the Fluxus Digital Collection

Seminar: Friday April 10, 4:00-6:00pm, LB 659.4

Voyce will lead a discussion on digital archives of experimental art and writing. Using the Fluxus Digital Collection as a case study, we will examine approaches to online curation; digital tools and resources; and collaborations with librarians, web designers, and digital humanities scholars.