materiality of the invisible

Yesterday I had the great honor to open a remarkable exhibition of artworks at the Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. multiform institute for fine art, design and reflection Curators: Lex ter Braak, Director of Van Eyck and Huib Haye van der Werf, Head of Artistic Program. The exhibition runs through The Van Eyck Academie, Marres,…

design and antiquarians – 7

This is a comment on the seminar series currently running between Stanford and Bard Graduate Center. [Link] [Link] Connoisseurship – deep knowledge of things. The diagnostician – a contemporary archetype – Gregory House MD [Link] Previous post on design thinking – [Link]

archaeography – developments

A session at the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) (United States) conference 2011- Dialogs in Archaeological Photography. Flickr galleries – [Link] [Link] Here are some notes accompanying the fascinating and sometimes wonderful pictures. Nostalgic, Personal, Neglected, Treasured, Rejected: The Other Photography in Archaeology Colleen Morgan, University of California, Berkeley, clmorgan@berkeley.edu Our record of archaeological uncertainty is…

Science is Culture

My conversation, back in 2007, with artist Lynn Hershman Leeson about artifacts, memory, art, forensics, archaeology appears today in a new collection – “Science is Culture: Conversations at the New Intersection of Science and Society” [Link] Seed magazine brings together a unique gathering of prominent scientists, artists, novelists, philosophers + other thinkers who are tearing…

anthropometrics – the Museo Cesare Lombroso

This post is in a series of commentaries on a class running at Stanford, Winter Quarter 2010 – “Transformative Design” ENGR 231 – [Link] Anthropometrics – part of human factors design. Its roots lie in nineteenth century anthropological science, and forensics. Measuring the distances between eyebrows for evidence of criminality, correlating shapes of skulls with…