Our four newest tenure-track faculty have been busy with developing their courses along with activities outside the classroom. Below is a summary of what they have been doing.
Jason O. Germany, Industrial Design
- He attended the November 2015 conference of the International Association of Societies of Design Research in Brisbane, Australia. While there, he presented a paper titled “Device Relationships: The Social Attributes of Ad Hoc Mobile Devices,” and his avalanche rescue helmet (AVAnav) was included in a juried exhibition.
- Germany will present a paper titled “Ad Hoc Pairings: Semantic Relationships and Mobile Devices” at the Design Research Society 2016 conference in Brighton, England, during late June.
- His co-authored chapter titled “Assembly, space and things: Urban Food Genome, Urban Interaction and Bike Share” will be in a forthcoming 2016 book titled Enriching Urban Spaces with Ambient Computing, the Internet of Things, and Smart City Design.
- Germany was able to arrange corporate collaborations for two of his senior-level courses this year, one with Chef’n and one with Microsoft’s Xbox Group.
Aaron Flint Jamison, Photomedia
- He had a solo show at Aire de Paris during autumn 2015. It was a critic’s pick in Artforum.
- Four of his pieces are part of a collection that was recently donated to the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris. Portions of the collection, including at least one of Jamison’s works, were on display in New York from November 2015 into March 2016.
- He participated in the Art + Feminism Editathon at the Archives Nationales in Paris in early March; he also created new work for the archives.
- Some of Jamison’s artwork will be in the Miguel Abreu Gallery booth at Frieze Art Fair, May 5-8 in New York City.
- He has a show at Pied-à-terre in Pennsylvania from May 15 – 31, 2016.
- Jamison continues to be involved with Yale Union in Portland, Oregon, and Veneer Magazine.
Adair Rounthwaite, Art History
- She presented a paper titled “Transnationalism and Temporality: The performance of Grupa Spomenik and the Janez Janšas” at the November 2015 conference of the American Society for Theatre Research in Portland, Oregon.
- During early February 2016, Rounthwaite co-chaired a panel titled “Non-Aligned: Art, Solidarity, and the Emerging Third World” at the College Art Association Conference in Washington, DC.
- In the same month, she gave a lecture titled “Citizen Action: Political Radicalism in Performance Art from Serbia and Slovenia” at a UW School of Drama event.
- Rounthwaite will lead a conversation on April 23 at the Henry Art Gallery about the Directions for a cloud-crowd performance, which takes place two days earlier (more under Swaine below).
- She is now in the production phase for her first book, to be titled Asking the Audience: Participatory Art in 1980s New York. It will be published by University of Minnesota Press in 2017.
- Rounthwaite has been selected to participate in the June 2016 UW Faculty Field Tour.
Michael Swaine, 3D4M: ceramics + glass + sculpture
- As part of the Futurefarmers collaborative, he participated in a November 2015 presentation at Harvard University. An article appeared in the Harvard Gazette afterwards.
- In February 2016, Swaine gave a talk at University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Badger Herald published an article about his visit.
- He has worked for the last few months to organize a series of events with visiting artists Anne Walsh and Jim Melchert. The three of them will perform Directions for a cloud-crowd at Henry Art Gallery on April 21, and then they will talk about the performance on April 23. Read about both here. In addition, Swaine will host Melchert for a discussion with students.
- Also in the works for months is a summer colloquium titled “Multiplying Mediums.” He is working with Professor Andrew Feld in the Department of English to develop this collaborative experience for poets and visual artists.