Professor of Art and Herman Brown Chair Mary Visser was invited to deliver the keynote address at the 27th International Solid Freeform Fabrication Association Symposium on August 8th, 2016 at the University of Texas at Austin. The title of her presentation was “Cybersculpture and Its Pioneers.” Visser also created artwork that has been selected for the 3D Glitch exhibition taking place Sept. 7—Nov. 12, 2016 at the Arts Centre Washington in Sunderland, United Kingdom. This exhibition looks at imperfection in the digital world, in an age when “photoshopped perfection” is all too common. Lastly, Visser is featured in a Materialise.com blog titled “Meet Mary Visser: Artist, Academic and Feminist 3D Designer.” The blog focuses on Visser being one of the first to pioneer the use of 3D Printing in art and sculpture.
Assistant Professor of Art History Allison Miller chaired a panel and presented the paper, “Jade Suits and Royal Power: Illuminating Artistic Production in the Regional Centers of the Western Han,” at the Seventh Worldwide Conference of the Society for East Asian Archaeology, held at Harvard University and Boston University on June 10th.
Professor of Art History Thomas Howe presented a lecture titled “Strolling with Power: New Studies on Movement and Viewing from the Elite Roman Villas of Stabiae” at the Second Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Hellenic Heritage of Southern Italy with a special emphasis on “Politics and Performance in Western Greece.” The Symposium was held at the SCIE Center in the Palazzo Borgia in Siracusa, Sicily on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Howe is also the Scientific Director for Master Planning and Archaeology of the Stabiae Project.