School of Art, Media, and Technology

Madeline Schwartzman Lecture: See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception, Weds April 25

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Wednesday, April 25
Room 1200 at 6 East 16th Street

Get ready to say goodbye to unconscious sensing and embrace cyborgs, post-humans, mediated reality and all manner of cutting edge sensory interventions like seeing with your tongue or plugging your nervous system directly into a computer. Madeline Schwartzman has combed fifty years of sensory experimentation and proposals for the human apparatus that span the practical to the absurd, and blur the boundary between organic and artificial, internal and external, public and private, safe and unsustainable. Crossing over traditional boundaries, Schwartzman pools proposals for the body and the senses from art, architecture, design, interaction design, cybernetics, neuroscience and more, and reveals the radical harmony of the body and technology in our every shifting not-too-distant future.

Madeline Schwartzman is a long term Associate Professor (Part-time) at Parsons where she teaches design and drawing in the Foundation year. She graduated from the Yale School of Architecture and maintains a multi-disciplinary practice that combines architecture, film/video and writing. Her body of work includes See Yourself Sensing, a feature-length film titled Aphrodisiac, over fifteen shorts that have screened at festivals in the United States and abroad, and an upcoming novel. Schwartzman is also a long term Professor (adjunct) at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she teaches architectural design.



















HUYNGKOO LEE, Altering Facial Features with WH5, 2010 Digital print, 121 X 121 cm. Image courtesy the artist

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