The Design School Lectures are free and open to the public.
Design Discussion featuring Richard E. Cytowic and Ellen Lupton
Curator and writer Ellen Lupton will actively engage the audience in processes of perception, interpretation and storytelling. How do vision and language interact with taste and smell? How is a joke like a trainwreck? How does a Nina Simone song taste? What makes the shower scene in Hitchcock’s Psycho seem so violent? Expand your brain as you discover these answers and more! This presentation draws on Lupton’s ongoing research on design and storytelling.
Senior Curator of Contemporary Design, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Ellen Lupton is Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. Recent exhibitions include Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial (with Andreas Lipps), How Posters Work, and Beautiful Users. Lupton also serves as director of the Graphic Design MFA Program at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) in Baltimore, where she has authored numerous books on design processes, including Thinking with Type, Graphic Design Thinking, Graphic Design: The New Basics, and Type on Screen. Her upcoming book, Design Is Storytelling, will be published by Cooper Hewitt in 2017. Lupton earned her BFA from The Cooper Union in 1985.
Richard E. Cytowic
Professor of Neurology, George Washington University
Richard E. Cytowic, MD, MFA, Professor of Neurology at George Washington University, is best known for having rediscovered synesthesia — the cross–coupling of the senses — and returning it to mainstream science. He received the Montaigne Medal with David Eagleman for Wednesday Is Indigo Blue, a book Oliver Sacks called “a unique and indispensable guide for anyone interested in how we perceive the world.”
An author of TED–Ed lessons, Dr Cytowic writes “The Fallible Mind” column at Psychology Today and has spoken at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, and cultural institutions worldwide. Media appearances include BBC documentaries of his work, Good Morning America, and All Things Considered. He received his MFA in creative writing from American University, and is an Artist Fellow of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. He is currently finishing Digital Distractions, a book about screen addiction.
“The Fallible Mind” column at Psychology Today http://bit.ly/rFVQd6