Prof Pick: Ying Tan

Associate Professor Ying Tan joined the UO Art Department in the Fall of 1996. Her extensive creative practice both as an artist and a designer has resulted in a wide range of work including film, video, animation and digital imaging, landscape painting, and communication design of all shapes and forms.

Tan’s work has been exhibited or screened nationally and internationally including venues such as Mediarama 2002 (Spain), Sydney Film Festival (Australia), transmediale Berlin (Germany), Technoimage Festival (Brazil),Bauhaus-University Weimar (Germany), Cinematheque Ontario (Canada), Dream Centenary Computer Graphics Grand Prix (Japan), Triennale diMilano (Italy), Circulo de Bellas Artes (Spain), Museum of Modern Art(NY), The National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), Harvard Film Archive (Cambridge, MA), The Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley), Cyberarts Festival (Boston). SIGGRAPH Electronic Theater (San Antonio), Visual Arts Museum (NY) and Anthology Film Archives (NY).

Professor Tan’s recent work explores the relationship between vision and sound in time-based design. In both her teaching and practice she advocates design without boundaries, and interdisciplinary collaborations. She is active in developing academic exchage programs with institutions in China where she used to work and live.

Professor Tan will be teaching two courses next term that count toward the certificate’s electives requirements. Data Visualization (ARTD410/510 Winter 2018) and Experimental Animation (ARTD512). Details about Data Visualization (ARTD410/510). She provides more details on Data Visualization’s course content in her NMCC “Prof Pick” below!

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NMCC Book Forum: Save the Date

'A Capsule Aesthetic' book cover

Save the date for the 2017-18 NMCC Book Forum, scheduled for Winter term on Friday March 9, 2018 at 2:00 in the Knight Library Browsing Room. Refreshments (and wine!) will be served after the conversation.

This year’s NMCC Book Forum will feature a panel of UO faculty discussing Kate Mondloch‘s just-out (to be published in January 2018, actually) A Capsule Aesthetic: Feminist Materialisms in New Media Art (University of Minnesota Press).

Our book discussants will be Michael Allan (UO, Comparative Literature), Stephanie LeManager (UO, English & Environmental Studies), and Daniel Rosenberg (UO, Clark Honors College, History).  The discussion will then feature a response from Kate Mondloch.  NMCC Director Colin Koopman will moderate the session.

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Welcome Feature: Kenneth Hanson and Alican Akyuz

A warm welcome to our newest NMCC additions, Kenneth Hanson and Alican Akyuz!

Kenneth Hanson

I’m a recent graduate of Kent State University where I received by M.A. in sociology. My thesis was an empirical examination of the how heterosexual college students use Tinder and other dating apps as a way to bond with their friends (not just for hooking up). My thesis also examined the different experiences women and men had when using dating apps in their conversations as well as meeting their matches. Broadly, this relates to my larger aim of understanding how gender and sexuality are expressed and experienced in conjunction with technological platforms. My next project is a critical examination of the discourse constructed on The Red Pill (on Reddit). I’m excited to be at the University of Oregon to pursue my PhD in sociology, and to join the community of scholars interested in new media studies. Feel free to email me if you want to chat!

Alican Akyuz

Alican received his B.A from the Department of English Language and Literature at Hacettepe University in Turkey. In 2015 he was awarded with a DAAD fellowship and began his M.A in British Studies at Humboldt-University of Berlin in Germany. Establishing a relationship between relational subjectivity and multiple bodily belongings, his master’s thesis focused on the notion of posthuman of the technologically-mediated world. In 2016 he was a research assistant at the Open University in Wales, UK. Before joining the Comparative Literature Department at the University of Oregon in 2017, Alican received a fellowship from Einstein Foundation Berlin and was a pre-doctoral fellow at Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies at Free University of Berlin in Germany. His research focuses on 19th- through 21st-century Ottoman and Turkish literature and visual culture, interrelations between medium technologies and westernization in the Middle East, and intellectual histories of Europe and Asia Minor.




SLOW LAB Talk Announced: Digital, Urban, Human: The Life of the Digital City by Myria Georgiou (London School of Economics)

The SLOW LAB at UO is hosting a talk on Feb. 15, 2018 with Myria Georgiou of the London School of Economics Media and Communications Department.

What kind of subjects does the digital city produce? And what difference does digital life make to the city? The unfamiliarity of these questions is striking, even paradoxical, especially at times when the language of “the digital city” has become ordinary, almost banal. In both its popular and its academic incarnations, the discourse of the digital city usually bypasses the ordinary: life in the city and the people that live and, in the process, make the city. This presentation advocates a cultural reading of the digital city, by reinstating the human at the core of the urban world. Adopting a communication approach to the life of the digital city, it offers a response to existing, disjointed conceptualisations by claiming that we need to more systematically study the ordinariness of communicative acts, relations and (dis-)connections, in order to understand how and why the digital matters to urban life.

About the speaker:

Myria Georgiou is Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the Deptartment of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics. Her research focuses on media and the city; urban technologies and politics of connection; and the ways in which migration and diaspora are politically, culturally and morally constituted in the context of mediation. She is the author of Media and the City: Cosmopolitanism and Difference (Polity Press).