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
Please join us for a workshop on TBLT on Friday, August 30, 2019
Title: Implementing Task-Based Language Teaching: From Theory to Practice, with Dr. Martin East, Professor, Auckland, New Zealand
9 AM to 11:30 AM, Wells Hall B104
Sign up required at this location:
Please join us for a research talk on on Friday, August 30, 2019 at noon. A light lunch will be served.
Title: The Teacher Variable in Task-based Language Teaching (TBLT), with Dr. Martin East, Professor, Auckland, New Zealand
Noon to 12:45 PM, B342 Wells Hall
All are welcome!
Discussions of global justice have tended to develop along the lines dictated by their Rawlsian provenance, with a focus on individual rights and resources, and a great deal of attention given to the limits of toleration, the redistribution of goods, and more recently, questions of environmental justice. The work of Van Parijs and De Schutter has explored what the latter has termed ‘global linguistic justice’, in particular with respect to the expansion of English as a lingua franca, but language and language death have largely been marginal to the wider debate. This paper therefore explores why and how that debate should be inflected, through an ethical examination of global politics on the linguistic plane. Beginning with Charles Taylor’s The Language Animal, and his arguments about the centrality of language to human life and identity, the philosophy of JR Jones is then analysed as a particular expression of these broader claims. Writing in 1960s Wales, he inspired the burgeoning Welsh language movement, particularly with his claims around the interpenetration (cydymdreiddiad) of language and land and its significance in the formation of peoples, and their continued existence. These claims around the deep, formative significance of language are then contrasted with the underlying assumptions about language in the debates around global justice and the political liberalism that informs them. Arguing against the possibility that such a liberal framework can assimilate these concerns, the final section posits Wales as a case study for examining the implications for the global justice debate when prioritizing the claims of ‘burdened linguistic peoples’ – thereby raising difficult issues around historical relations, race, land and the natural environment, often marginal to mainstream debates.
Dr Huw Lloyd Williams is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Cardiff University, Wales, UK, and a member of the research centre, Cardiff Law and Global Justice. Amongst his publications are the books, On Rawls, Development & Global Justice: The Freedom of Peoples (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011) and Global Justice: The Basics (Routledge, 2017), which is co-authored with Carl Death and interrogates the interface between theory and practice. He also publishes regularly in Welsh, including a book on Welsh intellectual history, Credoau’r Cymry (University of Wales Press, 2016), and a sequel, Adferiad y Meddwl Cymreig, due to be published in 2020. He has been involved in a number of groups as a political activist, including a 3 year long campaign for a Welsh language school in his home community of Grangetown, Cardiff, whilst he has recently taken up the inaugural post of Dean of the Welsh Language at the University. He is an affiliated lecturer with the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, who have provided a grant for his visit.
Atul Bhalla | Monday, September 16 | 105 S. Kedzie | 6pm
Atul Bhalla is a conceptual artist who uses photography, performance, video, sculpture, and installation to immerse himself in the physical, historical, spiritual, and political significance of water. Bhalla is a Professor in the Department of Art and Performance Art at Shiv Nadar University in India.
Building on their previous panel, held in anticipation of Richard Spencer’s impending campus visit, the Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel will continue our efforts to ‘build community and resist hate’ with a second panel on September 16th at 7pm in Club Spartan in Case Hall organized by Muslim Studies and the Serling Institute. Featuring representatives from academic units and communities across campus, the panel will highlight the dangers of white nationalism, the threats that these hate groups pose to our communities, and the importance of building community to resist these threats.
Nostalgia for the Light
7:00pm || Wednesday, September 18, 2019 || Abrams Planetarium
755 Science Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
Patricio Guzman’s 2010 documentary, Nostalgia for the Light, calls upon viewers to explore the aesthetics, ethics, and technologies of memorialization amidst and in the wake of oppressive regimes. Rooted in the arid ecology of the Atacama Desert—a celebrated site for cutting-edge astronomical research and archaeological survey—the film parses the similarities between astronomers’ search for deep human history among the stars and Chilean women’s search for “disappeared” loved ones in the desert’s parched earth. This screening and discussion of Nostalgia for the Lighttraces the ecosystem of people, landscapes, technologies, and politics that has shaped the memorialization of Augusto Pinochet’s victims. This event is offered in connection with “The Edge of Things: Dissident Art Under Repressive Regimes” on view at the MSU Broad through January 5, 2020.
—Programmed by Scott Boehm & Shannon Schmoll
Broad Underground is an ongoing collaboration between the MSU Broad, Film Studies Program, and Department of English at MSU. This year’s partnering venue is The Robin Theatre in REO Town, Lansing, with special thanks to the Lansing Public Media Center.
Cosponsored by the MSU Comics Forum
Students currently in the GSAH major or minor, and any other student interested in Global Studies:
- Learn about the degree options in Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities.
- Meet other students, the advisor, the program director, and faculty.
- Meet comic book artists and authors John Jennings and Stacy Robinson.
- Enjoy snacks and pick up MSU swag.
Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities has partnered with Professor Julian Chambliss who is bringing to MSU the creators of Black Kirby. John Jennings and Stacy Robinson will do a brief presentation on their work at the student meet and greet. Read about their visit to MSU here:
After the discussion with Jennings and Robinson, Kate Rendi, the GSAH student advisor, and Professor Salah Hassan, the GSAH Program Director, will lead an informal advising session on our Global Studies degrees.
This event is open to all students and faculty