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.

Featured speakers:

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 Moderated by:

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.

Daniels Faculty Fora: Material Evidence

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