Manuel Lima, Information Design Specialist & Author
Renowned author and information design specialist Manuel Lima will visit Georgia Southern on Thursday, October 13 as part of the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art’s Professions in Practice lecture series.
Billed “a digital designer and information guru” by New Scientist magazine and the “man who turns data into art” by WIRED magazine, Lima is an award-winning designer and author. His books Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information and the Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge explore the many creative ways designers, artists and historians are able to present complex information effectively—engaging audiences ranging from the everyday to the specialized. Lima is considered one of the leading voices on information visualization and has spoken at venues such as TED, Lift, OFFF, Harvard, MIT, NYU Tisch School of the Arts and many others.
“Having a world-renowned designer and researcher like Manuel Lima visit with our students and speak to the community is a great opportunity,” said Gallery Director Jason Hoelscher. “Art and design each approach information, complexity and communication in quite different ways, and each has a lot to offer to our so-called information age. Manuel’s groundbreaking work on visualizing how information works—whether in terms of economies, sports statistics, weather patterns and more–will offer our art and design students provocative ways to consider their roles as non-traditional information and communication specialists.”
Lima’s lecture will begin at 5 p.m. in Visual Arts Building, room 2071. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
Elsie Hill will be exhibiting “Fleeting Objects: Visual Representations of Discarded Architecture” at the Peacock Gallery at Middle Georgia State University, October 10 – November 4. The Gallery reception will be Monday, October 10 at 6 p.m.
Santanu Majumdar’s paper presentation in a Themed Session, “Understanding Design from a Cultural Perspective,” has been accepted for the Design Principles & Practices Conference in Toronto, Canada.
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from “My Brother’s War”
On September 8, Jessica Hines’ artwork blasted off into outer space aboard OSIRIS-REx for NASA’s mission to the asteroid Bennu (185911.61 miles away from earth at its closes point). OSIRIS-REx will rendezvous with the Bennu in August 2018 when it will take measurements and collect data and samples from Bennu’s surface. OSIRIS-REx will then send a capsule back to Earth as it passes by in September 2023. With its artwork onboard, the spacecraft will then orbit the sun for millennia.
Hines was invited to submit work for the book “Inspired Georgia” published by UGA Press, just released on Sept. 1. She will be at the book signing/poetry reading, and cocktail reception on Oct. 26 at the Westside Cultural Center in Atlanta.
Hines’ work is currently on display in the show “Edge to Edge,” the first ever state-wide survey of contemporary Georgia photography. As such, exhibition will “serve as a testament to the power of photography itself.” The work selected for “Edge to Edge” was chosen for its visual strength, expressive sophistication, and technical artistry. The show opened on Sept. 2 at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia in Atlanta. The Museum chose to purchase one of Hines’ images for its permanent collection.
As part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography month, Hines will present a talk at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia on September 28 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Hines will speak about her work and the evolution of the artist.