Posts Tagged ‘RISD 2050’

Uncreative Practices: A Cross-Divisional RISD Symposium

RISD Museum Metcalf Auditorium March 11, 2015, 2-4.30pm Conversations have been building across RISD around Kenneth Goldsmith’s ideas of uncreativity (Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age, Columbia University Press 2011), and the relevance of process and systems-based generative methodologies (as opposed to notions of inspired and intuitive genius) to current practices in art and […]

Writing+ Final Event, 12/3

Tuesday December 2 CIT 103 6.30pm-9pm For the final class of Writing+, the audience is our honored guest.  During the semester, we have invited RISD faculty Sandy Gourlay, Mimi Cabell, and visitors John Cayley, Kenneth Goldsmith, Nick Montfort, and Amaranth Borsuk to speak in our open classes.  We began to notice the quality of our […]

Nick Montfort: Read, Write, Execute

Tuesday November 11 NICK MONTFORT: READ, WRITE, EXECUTE—YOU, YOUR GROUP, YOUR WORLD Nick Montfort develops literary generators and other computational art and poetry, and has participated in dozens of writing collaborations. He is the principal of the naming firm Nomnym. He is also a director of the Electronic Literature Organization. Montfort wrote the books of poems #! and Riddle & […]

Amaranth Borsuk: The Hand and the Page in the Digital Age

Tuesday November 18 AMARANTH BORSUK: THE HAND AND THE PAGE IN THE DIGITAL AGE Amaranth Borsuk is a poet, scholar, and book artist interested in textual materiality across media–from digital interactive works to hand-made objects. Her books include As We Know (Subito, 2014), a book-length erasure collaboration with Andy-Fitch; Handiwork (Slope, 2012) and Between Page and Screen (Siglio, 2012), a collaboration with Brad Bouse. An artist’s book […]

Kenneth Goldsmith: Uncreativity as Creative Practice

Tuesday October 21 KENNETH GOLDSMITH UNCREATIVITY AS CREATIVE PRACTICE: A PRIMER Kenneth Goldsmith (RISD BFA Sculpture 1984) is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry and poetics which redefine and vastly expand the field. He is the founding editor of the living archive UbuWeb. From 1996-2009, he hosted a weekly radio show on New York City’s […]

John Cayley: The Future of Writing is the Future of Reading

Tuesday October 14, 2014 JOHN CAYLEY: THE FUTURE OF WRITING IS THE FUTURE OF READING John Cayley makes digital language art, particularly in the domain of poetry and poetics. His practice as poet, translator, publisher, and bookdealer intersects with his training in Chinese culture and language. Current work explores ambient poetics in programmable media, writing in […]

RISD 2050 Fund recipients selected

Congratulations to the recipients of the second cycle of awards from the RISD 2050 Fund! Mairéad Byrne (Professor, Literary Arts & Studies) for Writing +, a new graduate course for Fall 2014 focusing on the making of imaginary and imaginative models for writing. The course will include a speaker series open to the RISD community […]

RISD 2050 Fund information session

SAVE THE DATE A RISD 2050 Fund (2nd call) information session has been scheduled. Information will be shared about the goals of the RISD 2050 Fund, the proposal guidelines, and creating a project budget. Please come by to discuss your proposal ideas and ask questions. Wednesday, March 19, 2014 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Location: […]

RISD 2050 grants awarded

The 2050 Fund was established to help stimulate the landscape of art and design education and promote RISD’s leadership in this global arena, while keeping in mind the challenges faced by higher education. Congratulations to the following grant winners, whose proposals imagine the future of art and design education for RISD, and promote RISD as the leading […]