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Nov 8 :: ATC@UCSC :: Anne Burdick

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
DANM Dark Lab, Digital Arts Research Center Rm 108

Micro Mega Meta

Anne Burdick will present Micro Mega Meta, a design-driven inquiry into the future of humanities research and scholarly production. Through the creation of speculative environments and interfaces, her project aims to provide an alternative to the information environments envisioned through popular media and corporate promotions that tend to emphasize military, scientific, and business applications. This talk will share the first phase of this work which includes a future forecasting exercise for the Digital Humanities and Trina, part 1, a design fiction in the form of a pecha-kucha, co-created with author Janet Sarbanes.

Bio: Anne Burdick is the Chair of the Graduate Media Design Program at Art Center College of Design. She is a regular participant in the international dialogue regarding the role of research in design and the role of design in the Digital Humanities. Burdick designs experimental text projects in diverse media, for which she has garnered recognition, from winning the prestigious Leipzig Award for book design to being nominated for a Webby Award for her work with interactive texts and electronic literature. For ten years she has been design editor of Electronic Book Review. She is currently developing electronic corpora with the Austrian Academy of Sciences and working on the book "Digital_Humanities" with Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, Todd Pressner and Jeffrey Schnapp for MIT Press. Burdick has designed books of literary/media criticism by authors such as Marshall McLuhan and N. Katherine Hayles. Her writing and design can be found in the Los Angeles Times, Eye Magazine and Electronic Book Review, among others, and her work is held in the permanent collections of both SFMOMA and MoMA. Burdick studied graphic design at both Art Center College of Design and San Diego State University prior to receiving a B.F.A. and M.F.A. in graphic design at California Institute of the Arts.


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