Grey City chases The Maroon Rabbit, part of the transmedia game "The Project", through magical portals, chilling initiations, and a cathartic finale this spring quarter. View article here.
“Form follows function” is a catchphrase of architects and designers, but a workshop at the University of Chicago will evaluate whether new fabrication techniques and constructions of randomly aggregated particles may already be chipping away at the foundations of that stalwart concept.
Download article here: UChicago workshop on Oct. 26-28 will be jammed with ideas
Another piece of the university's arts initiative is the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, launched last year with the Grays' $5 million contribution and an additional $1.4 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to sponsor Mellon fellows. Read article.
Various publications applaud the Comics: Philosophy & Practice Conference which took place May 18th through 20th at the University of Chicago's new Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.Read more »
Judith Thurman from the New Yorker writes a feature on Alison Bechdel, cartoonist, and current Gray Center fellow. Together with Hillary Chute, an English professor at the University and comic book theorist, Bechdel is experimenting with Lines of Transmission: Comics and Autobiography, a Mellon Fellowship which seeks to uncover new terms with which to engage nonfiction comics.
The whole article can be found here.