This talk by curator and writer Ellen Lupton will actively engage the audience in processes of perception, interpretation, and storytelling. How do vision and language interact with taste and smell? How is a joke like a trainwreck? What does a Nina Simone song taste like? What makes the shower scene in Hitchcock’s Psycho seem so violent? Explode your brain as you discover these answers and more! This presentation draws on Lupton’s ongoing research on design and experience.
Ellen Lupton is a writer, curator, and graphic designer. She is director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, where she also serves as director of the Center for Design Thinking. As curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum since 1992, she has produced numerous exhibitions and books, including Mechanical Brides: Women and Machines from Home to Office (1993), Mixing Messages: Graphic Design and Contemporary Culture (1996), Letters from the Avant-Garde (1996), and Skin: Surface, Substance + Design (2002). Her book Thinking with Type (2004) is used by students, designers, and educators worldwide. Lupton is a 2007 recipient of the AIGA Gold Medal, one of the highest honors given to a graphic designer or design educator in the U.S.
Parking available at the Waverly Lot, across the street from the Newhouse School.