Oberlin College and Conservatory

Public Spaces, Digital Landscape

Monday, March 18 at 7:00pm

Venturi '75 Art Building, 164
87 N. Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Please join the art department for a public lecture via video conferencing with Avram Finkelstein, cocreator of the widely circulated SILENCE = DEATH image that emerged during the AIDS epidemic.

This will be held as part of the course Creative Interventions Online and IRL, but public attendance is encouraged from 7-8:30pm in the Media Lab.

If advertising vernaculars are the folk language of capitalism, the Internet is a densely layered folk tale gone wild, a 21st-century throw-down between institutional storytelling in our social spaces and the commons it theoretically depicts. So information technologies have catapulted us into an image dilemma: how do we activate public spaces that have been replaced by the images used to represent them?

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Academic, Art

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Jamie Jacobs

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