Daniels Faculty Fora: Material Evidence
DATE: Thursday, February 6
TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West
PRICE: Free, but tickets are required
WEB ADDRESS: https://daniels.utoronto.ca/node/2044/
Is a picture really worth a thousand words?
We increasingly consider ourselves members of an information society,
where the visualization of data, graphic design, and film play a key role
in enabling us to process complex political, social and environmental
phenomena. The use of visual essays and designing with data is growing,
but how much do we understand about the way in which data-driven new media
are used for artistic, political and commercial purposes?
Material Evidence will bring together a prominent New York Times columnist
and design director, U of T¹s leading academic on data and global cities,
and a media artist whose work has been shown at the Whitney Museum and the
Art Institute of Chicago to discuss and debate the potential for visual
representations of data to improve civic engagement and make better sense
of the world in which we live.
Charles Blow, Visual Op-Ed Columnist for the New York Times
Patricia McCarney, Director of the Global Cities Institute at the
University of Toronto
Ben Rubin, Media Artist, EAR Studio and The Office for Creative Research
Richard Sommer, Dean and Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the Daniels Faculty.
This is a ticketed event. Attendees must RSVP via Eventbrite, and arrive before 6:20pm to claim their seat. A rush line will be available for non-ticket holders.