iMAP Visiting Artist Series: Garnet Hertz

November 9, 2012, 3:00 p.m.

SCA 108

The Interdivisional Media Arts + Practice program within the School of Cinematic Arts is pleased to present Garnet Hertz as part of the program's Fall 2012 Visiting Artist series. Hertz is Co-Director of the Values in Design Lab at UC Irvine, an Artist in Residence / Research Scientist in Informatics at UC Irvine, and a faculty member in the Media Design Program at Art Center College of Design. His work explores themes of technological progress, innovation, do-it-yourself culture, and interdisciplinarity. His work often involves building real-world technologies that are designed to take his audience into a speculative future gone humorously astray. In the process, Hertz's work inverts the idea that technology needs to be faster, more efficient or higher resolution: innovation is born out of human emotion, historical tradition, and creative obsession. For this talk, Hertz will focus on Critical Making, a form of critical technical practice, as well as his new Videodrome project.

Contact Information

Name: Sonia Seetharaman
Email: sseetharaman@cinema.usc.edu
Phone: 213.743.2198