DMA grad show

Posted by peterlunenfeld on May 17th, 2014 filed in Uncategorized
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UCLA’s Design Media Arts grad show opened last week, and it’s a strong one. Many of the pieces interrogated new screening surfaces, with Curtis Tam remaking the cinema as a Malaise trap, Amy-Claire Huestis designing a 21st century magic lantern, Peter Rand reimagining the city symphony via a backlit cartographic surface, and Refik Anadol showing off his plans for projecting onto Frank Gehry’s Disney Concert Hall in league with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil this coming October. Great to see them and the other students pull it off so well.


D_H donnybrook in TNR

Posted by peterlunenfeld on May 17th, 2014 filed in Uncategorized
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 After a pearl-clutching review essay on Digital Humanities by Adam Kirsch in the New Republic titled “Technology is Taking Over English Departments,” we responded with a rejoinder which the magazine titled, “The Immense Promise of Digital Humanities.” My own notion is that TNR should change its motto to “Wrong on the Iraq War, wrong on Digital Humanities.”


D_H in Italiano

Posted by peterlunenfeld on May 17th, 2014 filed in Uncategorized
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Matteo Bittanti’s translation of Digital_Humanities has been published by MondadoriUmanistica_Digitale got a great review in Milan’s Il Sole 24 ore by Elena Guila Rossi, and there’s an Englsih translation of her piece at Arshake.com.


D-Crit 2014 Video

Posted by peterlunenfeld on May 17th, 2014 filed in Uncategorized
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Video of my talk from the 2014 Design Criticism Conference in New York has been posted. As well, they’ve posted the panel discussion with SVA grads Lynda Decker, and Caterina Francisca (seen above), moderated by British design critic Justin McGuirk. Organized by Alice Twemlow, the conference was a real model of how to stimulate high-level discussion about design.


D-Crit in NYC

Posted by peterlunenfeld on April 23rd, 2014 filed in Uncategorized
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Looking forward to SVA’s 2014 Design Criticism conference. I’m talking about taking the future on as a client.


TEDxRoma video and interview

Posted by peterlunenfeld on March 20th, 2014 filed in Uncategorized
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The video of my talk at TEDxRoma, “The Care and Feeding of Hedgefoxes” is up. Wired Italia did a great interview a few days later.


Das dubitative Bild in Baden-Baden

Posted by peterlunenfeld on February 8th, 2014 filed in Uncategorized
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 My phrase, the “dubitative image,” from “Art Post-History: Digital Photography & Electronic Semiotics,” inspired the title of “Das dubitative Bild,” Marc Junghans’ show of photographic work at Galerie Supper in Baden-Baden.


Understanding Media @ 50

Posted by peterlunenfeld on February 6th, 2014 filed in Uncategorized
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Editor Raiford Guines sent out the cover of the forthcoming issue of the journal of visual culture dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the publication of McLuhan’s Understanding Media. I’ve got a piece in the issue titled, “Fanfare for the Antifan,” and I’m looking forward to seeing the whole issue in April.


D_H review roundup

Posted by peterlunenfeld on February 6th, 2014 filed in Uncategorized
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Digital_Humanities has been widely covered by this point, most recently by the MLA’s Kathleen Fitzpatrick in the the International Journal of Communication, where she writes that the book “puts forward a crucial vision of what can develop when the best of the digital and the best of the humanities are brought together.” In Image(&)Narrative, Jan Baetens lauds it as “a landmark publication that may prove as significant and powerful as Jean-François Lyotard’s Postmodern Condition.” Dene Grigar offers “a simple directive” in Leonardo: “Everyone in the academy should read Digital_Humanities, no matter the academic discipline or position.” Others have weighed in at the LSE Review of Books, ACM’s Computing Reviews, and blog reviews by Guido KollerMichelle Moravec, and Greg Smith.


Italian Coverage of D_H

Posted by peterlunenfeld on February 6th, 2014 filed in Uncategorized
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In anticipation of TEDxRoma, I’m posting Matteo Bitani’s translation of the DH 2.0 manifesto and reviews of the Digital_Humanities book in Italian Wired and the Corriere della Sera.