Methods of Description: ​Intersections of Visual and Verbal Thinking

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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Four students of the School of Art come together to discuss the crossovers of visual and verbal thinking in their work. ​Each will present their individual research projects, developed through an Independent Study in Humanities. Followed by a round table discussion of students’ collective experiences with art and writing, the gathering will create a space for the unity of the two fields.

Participants:
Minh Bui
Emma Faith Hill 
Brianna Leatherbury 
Sam Rosner

This event is jointly facilitated by the School of Art and the Faculty of the Humanities.

The projects:
Minh Bui​ will explore the intersections between "art" and "academic" practices by discussing both her own artwork and IS project as a case study.

Emma Faith Hill​ will discuss her continued research on fractured narration in fiction, as well as the portfolio of work she generated in her Independent Study with Professor Spector.

Brianna Leatherbury​ will present a self-made visual glossary that investigates the linguistic, visual, and geographic resonances between the words “horizon” and “border.”

Sam Rosner​ will present her film essay ​Tourism: A Reflection on Traversing Time and Space​, an investigative project addressing the history of cinema and of the experience of touristic spectatorship.


Open to current students/faculty/staff of The Cooper Union

7pm in the 6th floor lobby

Located at 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.