The group is hosting its first-ever symposium, which will become an annual event for us. This year’s theme is “Object As Interface,” suggested by member Carrie Roy, refers to the multifarious relationship that objects play in our lives as representations and mediators of our personal and cultural values/aspirations, and the role(s) that objects play in challenging and refuting these values.
Our fine event will take place Saturday March 13, 2010 from 10:15am to 5pm at the Red Gym, 716 Langdon St. Madison, WI 53706.
The guest speaker will be Theaster Gates, an artist and scholar based in Chicago, who has an upcoming exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum titled “To Speculate Darkly: Myth, History, and the Creation of a Black Craft Superhero,” set to open April 16, 2010. Visit his website for more information about his work, and read the museum’s press release here.
To register for this event, please send an email with “Symposium Registration” as the subject to firstname.lastname@example.org BY MARCH 4. Include your name, department, your area of interest.
Send paper/presentation proposals of no more than 250 words, addressing an aspect of “object as interface” to email@example.com BY MARCH 1. Include in the subject line “Symposium Paper.”