MoMA x Gwangju Design Biennale. I assisted Senior Curator Paola Antonelli in organizing MoMA’s presence at the 2015 Gwangju Design Biennale–a rethinking of MoMA’s 1994 “Humble Masterpieces” exhibition to reflect “selected distinctive Korean daily designs juxtaposed with quotidian design classics.”

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The first MIT Media Lab Summit devoted to design, Knotty Objects will gather designers, scientists, engineers, makers, writers, curators, and scholars around the discussion of four complex and omnipresent objects, along with the rich stories they can tell. The objects–brick, bitcoin, steak, and phone–will become lenses through which we examine the transdisciplinary nature of contemporary design. I’m…

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I wrote curatorial overviews and fully participated in curatorial selection for each of the projects in the catalogue, as well as coordinated the editing of the publication alongside lead authors Paola Antonelli and Jamer Hunt.

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I produced the final Design and Violence debate at MoMA on May 28, 2015. Debaters: Larry Lessig (AGAINST), Gabriella Coleman (FOR). Moderators: Paola Antonelli and Jamer Hunt. Motion: Internet freedom and digital privacy will come about only through the design of better tools for civil disobedience and direct action.  

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ArtHistoryTeachingResources.org has come a long way from the time in 2011 when I was tapping away on my laptop building out the very first old site. From the journal this week on AHTR: This week, we are excited to announce that AHTR has received a Kress Digital Resources Grant for $20,000 to support preliminary research…

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I co-organized the current contemporary design exhibition at MoMA, titled This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good. I co-authored a post describing the impetus behind the show, here.

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On October 14, 2014, the exhibition Digital Typefaces opened at the Hyundai Card Design Library in Seoul, Korea. The exhibition is curated by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator in MoMA’s Architecture and Design Department, and Michelle Millar Fisher, Curatorial Assistant and Art History PhD Candidate at the Graduate Center, in collaboration with the Hyundai Card Design…

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I participated in the 2014 closing celebrations of the Frick-Columbia Narrative Medicine program partnership, giving a gallery talk on the wonders of Hogarth’s Miss Mary Edwards.  

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Design and Violence is a curatorial experiment organized by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA and Jamer Hunt, Director, graduate program in Transdisciplinary Design, Parsons The New School for Design, and myself. Check it out here. I’ve worked on the project during my time at MoMA, both online, as a contributing…

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I gave a paper, culled from part of my dissertation research, titled “Nothing is Transmissible but Thought: Le Corbusier’s Radiant Farm Made Real,” at the April 2014 Society of Architectural Historians Annual Conference, in Austin, TX.

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Translating Utopia: FSA Architecture and Le Corbusier’s Ville Radieuse

March 2014 California Design Colloquium, UC Berkeley, CA. The California Design Research Group, which comprises scholars in the University of California system whose research concerns Californian architecture, landscape architecture, and design, held its first bi-annual Graduate Student Colloquium: NEW THINKING ABOUT CALIFORNIA. PhD candidates from Europe and the United States presented papers on topics addressing Californian architecture,…

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February 2014 Annual College Art Association Conference (CAA), Chicago I oversaw the successful realization of the College Art Association’s Digital Humanities THATCamp at CAA 2014. I maintained the collaboratively authored THATCamp website, and researched, invited, programmed and directed a three day conference for ninety digital humanities innovators in collaboration with Anne Swartz of Savannah College…

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Frick Forum Evening Class–“What is Art History?” Over three weeks, my evening class explored the question “What is Art History?” through gender, technology, aesthetics and criticism, looking at sixteenth-century bronzes, works by Monet, Whistler and Cy Twombly, and curious eyes.

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One of the most poignant signs I saw waved during the Occupy Movement was held by a young woman who politely advised The System to “F**k your free internships.” Free intern labor wasn’t ever right, but it has become glaringly unethical in the current post-Lehman-crash era. That protest placard highlighted the unpaid internship as a simultaneous symptom…

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The digital humanities project I founded in 2011, arthistoryteachingresources.org, was awarded a $25,000 institutional grant to support further exploration and development. The site reaches 80+ countries as a peer-network for discussing and disseminating art history pedagogy.

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I won a Knickerbocker American Studies Dissertation Proposal Research Grant, Summer 2013, and headed to California for a deep dive into archives and site research.

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Painting, Identity and Modern Life Three-part course: July 9, 10 & 11, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Michelle Fisher, Adjunct Lecturer in Art History, Parsons The New School for Design Participate in three conversations that reflect on identity and modernity in the nineteenth century. How did painters such as Manet, Monet, and Renoir use their canvases to…

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“My main concern was that, unlike at my previous place of work (the Guggenheim Museum), I hadn’t found any basic template or peer-to-peer platform for sharing teaching resources. I felt like I’d spent a semester reinventing a very linear wheel. I was searching for the conversations teachers of all levels have (or don’t get to…

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