ARTalk: Nathaniel Stern on "Ecological Aesthetics"

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“Ecological Aesthetics:” Part performance and part presentation, Nathaniel Stern will discuss 15 years of collaborative and solo projects that span interactive installation, networked interventions, performative printmaking, large-scale public and ecological art, and hybrid forms of video, drawing, sculpture and text. Stern’s work amplifies the relationships between humans, nature, and politics. If designers define problems, and engineers solve problems, artists, he says, create problems. We make “propositions for what could be." What would happen if we engaged with the world - its media, concepts and materials - just a bit differently? Stern's talk will be followed by a participatory discussion surrounding ecological aesthetics and critical craft, and their place alongside / within digital media.

ARTalk is a lecture series sponsored by the School of Art that brings prominent artists or scholars to campus. Free and open to the public.

Nathaniel Stern has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Trinity College in Dublin, a MOS in Interactive Telecommunications from Tisch School of Arts at NYU, and a BS in Fiber Science and Apparel Design from Cornell University. He is currently an Associate Professor of Art and Design Global Studies, and Engineering at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and a Research Associate at the Research Centre of the University of Johannesburg.


BGSU Olscamp Hall
Bowling Green, OH 43403, US (map)

Olscamp 111

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