A Lecture and Seminar by Stephen Voyce
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.