Monday, February 22, 2010

Thomas Hirschhorn lectures 2/28: find out more about him

Remember, Thomas Hirschhorn will speak at MCAD Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 pm.  And when you're in the Library do have a look at the many, illustrated books we have about his work.  Click on the links below for more information on this artist

Thomas Hirschhorn: Philosophical Battery

Review of Cavemanman by Thomas Kimmelmann

Black & White Hemisphere

Monday, February 15, 2010

Elahi & Schneier: Tracking Transience discussion 2/18


Don't miss what is certain to be a thought provoking conversation on the critical, often conflicting topics of privacy and security this Thursday, Feb.18 at 5:30 pm in Auditorium 150.  The participants are artist Hasan Elahi who will discuss “Tracking Transience: The Orwell Project,” an online self-monitoring system that he developed after coming under the scrutiny of the FBI, post 9/11, and Bruce Schneier, an internationally renowned security technologist and author, dubbed a "security guru" by The Economist magazine. 

To find out more about Elahi and Schneier before Thursday, visit the Library where you can read selected interviews and articles about them.  We have just added Bruce Schneier's book, Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World to the collection.   All these items are on display in the main reading room.

Additional info. may be found at
and Schneier on Security :

Image above: H. Elahi, still sequence from Rua Bin Laden originally shot on the streets of Bissau shortly after civil war and new election in 2002 Guinea-Bissau reworked 2004 (Works 2004-2009 )

Sunday, February 7, 2010

John Bielenburg thinks wrong about Mpls Feb. 10!

John Bielenburg is coming to MCAD this week to speak about Project M, design for the common good and thinking wrong.  Find out more about what this means:

And read this interview with Bielenberg by design guru Steven Heller

Bielenberg has contributed to a number of books on graphic design including Becoming a Graphic Designer, Looking Closer 2 and Design Issues: How Graphic Design Informs Society.  They're in the Library collection and we have them on display in the main reading room this week.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Chloe Piene info in Library, her lecture is 2/5

See more of her work on her website

Stop by the Library to find out about this Friday's visiting artist, Chloe Piene. Among the books and materials we offer is the 2008 book by the American critic and poet, Barry Schwasbky that focuses on Piene's drawings. It includes an interview with her as well. Come and have a look!