The Knotted Line
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 : 3:00pm to 4:30pm
University Park Campus
Join artists Evan Bissell and Erik Loyer and ASE graduate student David Stein as they discuss their digital project, The Knotted Line, and its relationship to activism, history, art and new media.
The Knotted Line (http://knottedline.com/) is an interactive, tactile laboratory for exploring the historical relationship between freedom and confinement in the United States. With miniature paintings of over 50 historical moments from 1495-2025, The Knotted Line asks: how is freedom measured? Just as importantly, The Knotted Line imagines a new world through the work of grassroots movements for self-determination. Erik + Evan will discuss their collaborative process, its connections to the digital and public humanities, and the role of activism in the arts.
Sponsored by the Department of American Studies + Ethnicity, the Institute for Multimedia Literacy, and the Center for Transformative Scholarship