Norman Klein – The New Picaresque: Excavating Narrative Forms After the End of Globalization, 1997-2050 Monday, February 8, 2016, at 6:00 pm to 7:50 pm

Kellen Auditorium, 66 Fifth Ave, room 101

Abstract: Globalism is a picaresque spinning us out of control, especially since 1997. We pause at the term picaresque; it is a vital clue to our dilemma. Outwardly, it refers to a unique mode of storytelling dating back to the sixteenth century. Many argue that it not only gave birth to the novel itself, it also inspired unique forms of theater, the visual arts, and architecture; even served as a precursor to noir fiction.

Monday, February 9, 2015 at 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Garnet Hertz, Canada Research Chair in Design and Media Arts, Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Abstract: Hertz will give an introduction to his studio work that spans electronic art and industrial design, and provide a background in how humanities-based modes of critical inquiry – like the arts and ethics – can be directly applied to building more engaging object concepts and information technologies.

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm

The School of Media Studies invites you to a double feature talk with Ben Vershbow, Director of Digital Library and Labs, New York Public Library and Dragan Espenschied, Digital Conservator, Media Artist, Home Computer Folk Musician.

Garnet Hertz on Critical Making Graphic


Garnet Hertz on Critical Making:

Foundations and Processes of Critically Engaged Design Practice

Nitesh Singh, Mariana Corona, Joanna Aliano Ruiz

“No cockroaches were hurt during the making of this project,” Garnet Hertz reassured the audience after introducing his exhibition project Cockroach Controlled Mobile Robot. “Well, the only time I’ve actually had them die was when I fed them lettuce that was leftover from a hamburger…and it’s because it’s filled with pesticides. I didn’t think about that,” Hertz, Canada Research Chair in Design and Media Arts and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Design and Dynamic Media at Emily Carr University, quipped. “But that’s another lecture.”