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Aerography, or: Perpetually Conversant in Lines and Figures

Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 5:00pm to 6:15pm

Allen Art Building, 37' Addition, Classroom 1 91 North Main Street

Please join the Art Department as Enrique Ramirez, Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Princeton University School of Architecture present his lecture "Aerography, or: Perpetually Conversant in Lines and Figures "

The line, whether hand- or machine-made, will be examined as a medium that has connected two complementary institutions, architecture and human flight, while presenting that most fleeting and intangible of substances, air, as a modernizing phenomenon. As a kind of milieu, or space between connecting the world of things that resided in the air with the culture of things that were rooted firmly to the ground, the line was indispensable to the visualization of a modernized air. Here, techniques like map-making, machinic inscription, photogrammetry and wind tunnel testing will be considered not only as kinds of line-drawing and line-making that incorporated understanding of physical phenomena like air resistance and turbulent air flow, but also as being part of a constitutive body of technical enterprise with architectural ramifications.  

Presented with Support by the Art Department's Clarence Ward Fund



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