Humanities, Technology, and Material Culture

At the Bard Graduate Center where I run the Digital Media Lab we have been experimenting with a wide array of digital applications for the study of material culture. We have had thesis-level digital-born projects, are working with digital interactives in gallery spaces, are using wikis as course software, have a NEH funded startup grant for a mult-year faculty project, and are experimenting with 3D printing and scanning and the question of the representation of materiality in a digital age. I would like to propose a session for anyone interested in the use of digital technology in the study of material culture, epistemological questions that digital technology raises about material culture, 3D printing and scanning, museums and technology, or any other related questions. Some people at TCNY may have attended THATCamp Museums NYC that we hosted in the Spring and I see this session as possibly a bridge between those two events

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About Kimon Keramidas

As Assistant Professor and Director of the Digital Media Lab at the Bard Graduate Center, I am in charge of implementing digital media across the curriculum of my institution and in research projects and exhibitions. My research focuses on the study of media through the lenses of political economy and sociology of culture and the integration of interactive technology into pedagogy. I have taught courses in interface design, media and materiality, artifacts in the age of new media, digital information fluency, theatre design, and performance, and am curating an exhibition on interface design that will open at the BGC in spring of 2015. I am also Director of Digital Initiatives at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, co-founder and member of the editorial collective of The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, and co-founder and member of the steering committee of NYCDH. When not teaching and working I play games on both fields (soccer) and screens (Xbox, etc.) and consume sundry televisual culture. Oh yeah, and I'm a mean baker.