How is our identity affected by tweets, texts, posts, and pings and countless other information flows humming ceaselessly around our bodies? This class is a research group on information identity.
Unravel the Code is a recurring collaboration and exchange with students from the Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, USA) and with students from the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Students will work in pairs exploring, examining, and conducting hands-on research in the fields of Digital Craft, Dynamic Design, and The New Aesthetic. Interdisciplinary practice is a key goal of the course. We seek to combine forces and perspectives, input and skill from students of different disciplines and cultures.
Annet Couwenberg is a faculty member in the Fiber and MICA/JHU’s joint MBA/MA Design Leadership departments. She earned MFAs from Cranbrook Academy of Art and Syracuse University. Besides her extensive accomplishments as an artist, Couwenberg served as chair of the fiber department from 1989 to 2008 and stepped down to concentrate on developing curriculum in Wearable Technology and Internationalization. She has developed and taught a diverse curriculum in Smart Textiles with outside institutions and departments including this International Collaboration with WdKA, Rotterdam The Netherlands and study abroad programs to Turkey, Peru, Vietnam, Spain, Morocco and Portugal. annetcouwenberg.com
Zvezdana Stojmirovic is a designer and educator based in Baltimore, Maryland. As interim chair of Graphic Design at MICA, Zvezdana works to increase the dialogue about digital literacy, promote faculty collaboration and confirm quality standards for teaching in her discipline. She holds a BFA from Cooper Union, an MFA from MICA, and has completed the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, where her work focused on war and the media. Her clients include the New York Times, the Port Discovery Children’s Museum, and the AIGA Baltimore. Her collaborative exhibition on the shifting nature of language, Type/Life, premiered at the European Center for Culture and Debate GRAD in Belgrade, Serbia, in 2010. Her first design book, Participate, was published in 2011 by Princeton Architectural Press.
This international exhibition deciphers digital technology and social media through textiles, interactive experiences and graphic design. Navigating through new landscapes of tweets, posts and pings, the work examines the realities and fictions of our identities, online and beyond.
On View: December 11–13, 2013
Opening: December 11, 2013 — 4–7 PM
Gallery Q (Q Level)
Milton S. Eisenhower Library
Johns Hopkins University