“The Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, and the Design & Emotion Society are pleased to invite you to participate in the 7th International Conference on Design & Emotion in Chicago, October 4-7. The International Conference on Design & Emotion is a forum held every other year where practitioners, researchers and industry leaders meet and exchange knowledge and insights concerning the cross-disciplinary field of design and emotion. The conference will offer workshops, research paper presentations, design case presentations, and poster presentations.”—7th International Conference on Design & Emotion Chicago October 4-7
I did a research project a couple of years ago for an Art History class on Art Crimes including theft. I still find it shocking that works of art such as this one recently taken from an Egyptian museum. The Van Gogh is valued at more than $50mill AND it was in a room with “only some working cameras and no working alarms.” Anyway, it should be interesting what story comes out if (hopefully when) they find this painting.
“Now some humanities scholars have begun to challenge the monopoly that peer review has on admission to career-making journals and, as a consequence, to the charmed circle of tenured academe. They argue that in an era of digital media there is a better way to assess the quality of work. Instead of relying on a few experts selected by leading publications, they advocate using the Internet to expose scholarly thinking to the swift collective judgment of a much broader interested audience.”—For Scholars, Web Changes Sacred Rite of Peer Review - NYTimes.com
Pop-Up Art Loop™ transforms empty storefronts in the Loop into a moveable feast of public art galleries, exhibits and studios. A new initiative of Chicago Loop Alliance, Pop-Up Art Loop™ creates partnerships between artists and property owners, creating temporary gallery space at no cost to the artist in prime Loop locations. Enjoy photography, sculpture, 2D art, video and new media, installations and more. See what’s popping up now!
“The project was conceived as a threshold between the city and the mountain park. The client, an entrepreneurial and professional rock climbing couple, requested the house to be “a place where town life can be left behind.” The house is a threshold between both the cultural and geologic creases: one between the domestic and the feral, the other between horizontal and vertical.”—
This article goes along well with my ideas on creative infrastructure I talked briefly about in conjunction with a project I worked on this summer about public art and the Chicago Transit Authority. Some interesting points to consider…