Textscapes are 3D printed documents to reemphasis printing in modern technological world.
May 17 – July 12, 2019
Textscapes are 3D printed documents to reemphasis printing in modern technological world. Printing technology was first created in ancient China to reproduce text using woodblocks, however today’s definition had been widely adopted in 3D printing, an additive process more often to create objects instead of duplicate text. Textscape generates letter-sized 3D documents to visually profile the subject matters of the texts, such as cities, landscapes or figures. These documents make reading process interactive for general audience or blind people, as knowledge as well as art. This series of work has variations of braille, language characters, calligraphies and number systems to bridge the contents and its visuality in architecture, landscape, portraits and abstract matters.
Hongtao Zhou is an interdisciplinary scholar and artist, he researches, practices and teaches in the areas of Design, Architecture, Exhibition Design, Furniture Design & Fabrication and Contemporary Sculpture & Installation. Hongtao holds a PhD from Purdue University, a MFA from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MS from Northeast Forest University of China. He is a professor at Tongji College of Design and Innovation (D&I) and a visiting professor at University of Hawaii-Manoa (UHM). Hongtao had been serving as the Director of the UHM Haigo and Irene Shen Architecture Gallery. Currently he is Executive Member and Curator of the National Association of Chinese Artists in American Academia.
Hongtao has exhibited nationally & internationally including Centre Pompidou, Gwangju Design Biennale-South Korea, National Museum of China, Milan Design Week, Milwaukee Art Museum, Chazen Museum of Art, Haggerty Museum of Art, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, Charles Allis Art Museum, Honolulu Museum of Art School, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum in Beijing and Taiwan Design Center. He published his work and research in Interior Design, Interni, Design Bureau, Transmaterial, Metropolis, American Craft, Artdaily Zhuangshi Magazine, Modern Weekly and Huffington Post. Centre Pompidou and the University of Virginia collected his work. Hongtao’s work is currently on view in the 2019 Venice Biennale in collaboration with TONTSEN DESIGN in the European Cultural Centre Exhibition.
This exhibition made possible thanks to the MSU College of Arts and Letters, Department of Art, Art History, and Design. Special Thanks to Xia Gao, Associate Professor of Apparel and Textile Design. Work shown made possible by Jiabao Zhu, Project Assistant, Making Lab, Tongji University, College of Design and Innovation (D&I).
Join us on Mackinac Island for a special weekend at one of the world’s finest hotels where you will enjoy private porch receptions, unique programming, fine gourmet dinners, and good company!
- Private porch receptions and gourmet dinners
- An enjoyable evening of musical theatre with a performance by MSU Department of Theatre students
- Guided tour of the Manoogian Art Collection
- Sustainable Design: Fashion and Costume – Presentation by faculty from Apparel and Textile Design program and Department of Theatre – Rebecca Schuiling, Assistant Professor and Theatre Faculty
- The Art of Snares to Wares – Laura Cloud, Associate Professor
This session from 9 AM to 12 noon is for the new cohort of 2019 Second Language Studies (SLS) students. The SLS Faculty will join this group at 11 AM. Lunch and a meeting with the returning students will follow at noon, and a meeting with all students is from 1 to 2 PM. Potluck is at 5:30 PM. More info on the Potluck (where it is, how to get their, car-pool info) will be given out at the morning meeting. New students do not need to bring anything to the Potluck.
All SLS students, faculty, and staff are welcome to lunch at noon! A meeting with all students follows from 1 to 2 PM. Potluck is at 5:30 PM. More info on the Potluck (where it is, how to get their, car-pool info) will be given out at the morning meeting. New students do not need to bring anything to the Potluck.
This session from 1 to 2 PM is a meeting with all students, new and returning ones. Potluck is at 5:30 PM. More info on the Potluck (where it is, how to get their, car-pool info) will be given out at the meeting. New students do not need to bring anything to the Potluck.
Potluck is at 5:30 PM. More info on the Potluck (where it is, how to get their, car-pool info) will be given out at the morning and afternoon meetings. New students do not need to bring anything to the Potluck.
GRADUATE STUDENT WELCOMING
All NEW and RETURNING Graduate Students are invited to attend the annual orientation program for graduate students of Michigan State University. The Orientation and Resource Fair will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2019 in the MSU Union from 9AM – Noon. See https://grad.msu.edu/events/graduate-school-welcoming-and-resource-fair.
Are you thinking about pursuing a graduate degree in language teaching? Consider applying to our 100% online program. Our spring admission deadline is October 15th. View our admission requirements here: http://maflt.cal.msu.edu/apply/
Want to try a course or two? You can enroll in MAFLT courses as a Graduate Lifelong Education student. You must have a BA or BS to obtain Graduate Lifelong Education student status. To apply for Graduate Lifelong Education student status, complete the easy online Lifelong Education Application (https://reg.msu.edu/ROInfo/EnrReg/LifelongEducation.aspx). You may be able to transfer up to 9 credits received as a MSU Graduate Lifelong Education student into the MAFLT Program’s credit requirements if you are later accepted into the MAFLT Program. Tuition costs may be different for students who enroll in courses this way.