Author Archives : Lauren Pearson


Amateurism Across the Arts: March 9

Amateurism Across the Arts Conference Friday, March 9, 2018, 9:30am-6:15pm Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology Amateurism Across the Arts is an exploration of vernacular, popular, fannish, kitsch, informal, self-taught, user-generated, and DIY production in music, architecture, literature, the visual arts, dance,  and new media– especially in relation to raced, classed, and gendered notions of value.  How do […]


ARC Fellows: Dioscorides as Art and Research

Dioscorides as Art and Research Submitted by our 2018 ARC Fellow Team: Andrew Griebeler (History of Art) and Maria Mavroudi (History) The oldest surviving comprehensive Greek botanical work was written by Dioscorides around the first century AD. Other technical authors from around the same time were Galen on medicine, Ptolemy on the mathematical sciences, and […]


Barbara Hammer on Experiment and Exploration

Barbara Hammer on Experiment and Exploration Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Wednesdays @ BAMPFA | Experiment and Exploration talk with Barbara Hammer on January 31, 2018. “I am a lesbian feminist filmmaker”, Barbara Hammer emphasized as the lecture started. Her production of over eighty iconic films and videos touches upon topics that were just starting to […]


It is all about the story

It is all about the story Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA | Public (Re)Assembly talk series Visualizing the World: The New Reporting from the UC Berkeley Journalism School on January 22nd, 2018 UC Berkeley’s Journalism school started off the Arts + Design lectures this semester by showcasing their understanding of assemblage through […]


Cinema collages

Cinema collages Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Wednesdays @ BAMPFA | Experiment and Exploration talk with Craig Baldwin on January 24, 2018. Craig Baldwin’s pace and excitement as a presenter directly reflects on his professional production. Media artist, filmmaker, instigator, provocateur… For the past thirty years Baldwin’s work is a great example of San Francisco’s alternative […]