Author Archives : Lauren Pearson


ARC Fellows: Refiguring Toxic Ecologies: Radioactive and Chemical Futurity

ARC Fellows: Refiguring Toxic Ecologies: Radioactive and Chemical Futurity Submitted by our 2018 ARC Fellow Team: Natalia Duong (TDPS) & Daniel O’Neill (East Asian Languages and Cultures) At the start of the semester, we sought to explore inter-medial artistic representations of toxic ecologies that complicated the legibility of scientific data about radiation and chemical exposures. […]


ARC Fellows: Fieldwork in Las Vegas

ARC Fellows: Fieldwork in Las Vegas Submitted by our 2018 ARC Fellow Team: Gabriella Willenz & Asma Kazmi (Art Practice)   In March 2018, Asma Kazmi and Gabriella Willenz went to Las Vegas for artistic research utilizing the ARC Fellowship funds. For Kazmi, this trip was an expansion of the ideas she has been pursuing […]


ARC Fellows: Ice

ARC Fellows: Ice Submitted by our 2018 ARC Fellow Team: Zachary Blinkinsop (Department of Scandinavian) and Karin Sanfers (Department of Scandinavian) A few months before the United Nations Climate Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009, 1,000 small ice sculptures of human bodies were placed by the Brazilian artist Néle Azevedo under the Berlin sun to melt […]


On Social Architecture: Democracy, Design, and New Networks with Eric McDougall

On Social Architecture: Democracy, Design, and New Networks with Eric McDougall Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA | Public (Re)Assembly talk series On Social Architecture: Democracy, Design, and New Networks with Eric McDougall on April 23, 2018 Eric McDougall, designer and advisor for tech companies and artists across the Bay Area, adopts the term “Social […]


Porpentine Charity Heartscape on Experiment and Exploration

Porpentine Charity Heartscape on Experiment and Exploration Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Wednesdays @ BAMPFA | Experiment and Exploration talk with Porpentine Charity Heartscape on April 18, 2018. Porpentine Charity Heartscape’s works show us how open and collaborative video games can be. Their role as a designer, programmer, curator, and writer is an example of the […]