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The NC State Master of Graphic Design Candidates are hosting a graduate symposium and we want you to participate…
January 22–23, 2010
College of Design at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
The Rhetoric of Authenticity within Design Practices and for Community Experience
This symposium is for current and recent graduate students, so bring the discussions you are having in your studios, classrooms, and blogs. This is an opportunity for those of us who are engaged in the graduate experience to have an open conversation—to get together in the same room and talk about what matters to us.
Brought to you by Grad Students: Brooke Chornyak, Cady Bean-Smith, Caroline Maxcy Prietz, Dan McCafferty, Kelly Bailey, Lauren Waugh, Liese Zahabi, Lincoln Hancock, Rebecca Knowe, Ryan Gottfried, Samyul Kim, Sidney Fritts, Tania Allen, TJ Blanchflower, Tony Fugolo, Gary Dickson, David Raymond, and Laura Rodriguez. Plus Denise Gonzales Crisp, Graduate Symposium Advisor; Meredith Davis, Director of the MGD Graduate Program; and Santiago Piedrafita, Head, Graphic Design and Industrial Design Department.
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ABOUT THE 2010 SYMPOSIUM
From the built environment to the virtual realm of interface, design persuades individuals and communities of the truth, honesty, and realness of objects, spaces, and systems. These tactics of persuasion amount to what may be called a rhetoric of authenticity. Though designers employ this rhetoric, communities ultimately decide what is authentic to them.
Design anthropologist Dori Tunstall describes five requisites of communities: commonality in terms of historic consciousness, life goals, organizational structures, relationships, and conceptions of individual agency. Can considering how the rhetoric of authenticity relates to these defining characteristics of communities help identify points of engagement with complex and discriminating audiences?
This symposium will explore the rhetoric of authenticity within design practices and for community experience. We will confront provocative issues relating to designers’ roles and responsibilities to communities and the individuals who comprise them. Join us in this dialogue.
- How can we anticipate the ways in which our designs will be read by community members?
- How can we design to empower community audiences in ways that increase their agency and nurture their identities?
- What does it mean to appreciate the power of the rhetoric of authenticity in our design practices and considerations of community?
- How might social, political, and economic constructs influence perceptions of authenticity in design?
- What constitutes authentic experience, relative to design?
Elliott Earls is a designer, performance artist, and musician. Earls’ hybrid multimedia work blurs distinctions between high and low, performance and object, design and art. Earls is currently Designer-In-Residence and head of the graduate graphic design program at Cranbrook Academy of Art. As a designer his work is part of the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution. The writer Rick Poynor has said of Elliott: "If ever a designer seemed like a certified oddball, pursuing a trajectory far removed from the obligations of institutional life, it is Earls. He is one of those unclassifiable, mutant blooms thrown up by the fractured landscape of 1990's graphic design." More
Brenda Laurel is a designer, researcher and writer. Her work focuses on interactive narrative, human-computer interaction, and cultural aspects of technology. She currently serves as chair of the new Graduate Program in Design at California College of the Arts. Her career in human-computer interaction spans over twenty-five years. Brenda was one of the founding members of the research staff at Interval Research Corporation in Palo Alto, California, where she coordinated research activities exploring gender and technology, and where she co-produced and directed the Placeholder Virtual Reality project. She was also one of the founders and VP/Design of a spinoff company from Interval - Purple Moon - formed to market products based on this research. More
Originally from Hawaii, Sueda has practiced design everywhere from Honolulu to Holland. After earning his MFA in Graphic Design from CalArts in 2002, he was invited to North Carolina State University to serve as a designer in residence, followed by an internship in the Netherlands with Studio Dumbar. In 2004, Sueda co-founded the design studio Stripe, which specializes in printed material for art and culture. He is also the co-editor of Task Newsletter, and the co-organizer of AtRandom events. More
- Sepi Alavi, CCA, San Francisco, CA
- Tania Allen, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Leslie Atzmon, Professor, EMU, Ypsilanti, MI
- Kelly Bailey, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Kermit Bailey, Associate Professor, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Peter Bain, Asst. Professor, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
- Hester Barnard, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Christy Batta, SCAD, Savannah, GA
- Cady Bean-Smith, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Jeorg Becker, Professor, SAIC, Chicago, IL
- Defne Beyce, CCA, San Francisco, CA
- TJ Blanchflower, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Rosalind Carnes, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
- Brooke Chornyak, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Ryan Clifford, Professor, MICA, Baltimore, MD
- Kimberly Counes, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
- Christian Cox, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
- Meredith Davis, Professor, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Gary Dickson, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Bianca DiPietro, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Brian Donnelly, Professor, York University/Sheridan College, Oakville, ON
- Adrienne Dye, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN
- Elliott Earls, Designer-In-Residence, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
- Kenneth FitzGerald, ODU, Norfolk, VA
- Lynn Flemming, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
- Maggie Fost, Art Director, Merge Records, Durham, NC
- Sidney Fritts, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Tony Fugolo, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Shilpa Fugolo, Healthcare Consultant, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC
- Tyler Galloway, Asst. Professor, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
- Victoria Gallagher, Professor of Communication, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- David Goldstein, Professional
- Diego Gomez, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
- Denise Gonzales Crisp, Professor, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Ryan Gottfried, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Jennifer Halinda
- Lincoln Hancock, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Jay Harlow, Professional
- Jon Harris, Professional, IBM
- John Hartzog, Professor, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
- Bridget Hawryluk, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN
- Cassie Hester, Professional
- Amber Howard, Ph.D. Student, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Eileen Hsu, CalArts, Valencia, CA
- Ned Irvine, Associate Professor, UNC Wilmington, Wilmington, NC
- Paulina Jauregui, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Engin Kapkin, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Yasmin Khan, Senior Lecturer, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
- Tim Kiernan, Visiting Lecturer, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Nicole Killian, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
- April Kilpatrick, Professional, Signal Design
- Sam Kim, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Greg Kimball, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
- Rebecca Knowe, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Monika Krupa, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Susana La Luz-Houchin, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN
- Brenda Laurel, Chair, CCA, San Francisco, CA
- Jiwon Lee, ODU, Norfolk, VA
- Deborah Littlejohn, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Michael Longford, Associate Professor, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Cassidy C. Luitjen, Bard Graduate Center, New York City, NY
- Renee Malloy, SCAD, Savannah, GA
- Hazel Mandujano, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
- Kelly Martin, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Mary Ann Maruska, Faculty Member, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Dan McCafferty, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Meg McRae, SCAD, Savannah, GA
- Rafael Medina, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
- Hal Meeks, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Andrea Messina, Faculty Member, SCAD, Savannah, GA
- Constanza Miranda Mendoza, Ph.D. Student, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Silas Munro, Professional, New York City, NY
- Kali Nikitas, Chair, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
- Christopher Palacios, Artist, Designer, Educator, Clearcreative and Ohio University School of Art, Athens, OH
- Kevin Paolozzi, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Sarmishta Pantham, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
- Hyuna Park, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Kate Peer, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Keon Pettiway, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
- Santiago Piedrafita, Chair & Assoc. Professor, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Caroline Prietz, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- David Raymond, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Anne Raynor, SCAD, Savannah, GA
- Molly Renda, Professional, NC State Alumni Association, Raleigh, NC
- Alberto Rigau, Designer, estudio interlinea, San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Haynes Riley, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
- Laura Rodriguez, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Sherry Saunders, SCAD, Savannah, GA
- Martha Scotford, Professor, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Dan Streeting, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
- Brandon Stuck, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN
- Jon Sueda, Director of Stripe SF, San Francisco, CA
- Peerapon Sujjavanich, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
- Gunnar Swanson, Associate Professor, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
- G Talyor, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
- Rebecca Tegtmeyer, Faculty Member, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
- Will Temple, Assistant Professor, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Brad Tober, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Scott Townsend, Associate Professor, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Benjamin Van Dyke, Faculty Member, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
- Jannifer Vokoun, Kent State University, Kent, OH
- Lauren Waugh, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Julius Woodard, SCAD, Savannah, GA
- Liese Zahabi, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
- Jayson Zaleski, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
FRIDAY, JANUARY 22
- Registration begins at 3:30 p.m.
- Registration is located in Kamphoefner, Room 130 (Building 11A on this map)
- Activities and Openings
- Silk Screen Workshop 3:30-6:30
- Guided Tours of Campus:
#1 @ 4:00
#2 @ 4:30
#3 @ 5:00
- Light Fare Reception 4:00-6:30
- Main Event 6:30-8:45
- Opening Remarks: Santiago Piedrafita, Meredith Davis
Invited speakers and moderated discussion:Moderated by Denise Gonzales Crisp
- Followed by Participant Discussion
SATURDAY, JANUARY 23
For Final times and programming, please download this PDF schedule.
As of today, January 21, Registration for the event is NOW CLOSED!!
Seats for the symposium are limited, so please register early!
This is a 1½ day event which includes lectures, presentations, workshops and more. We will provide event materials, a reception with light fare, breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks, and one-of-a-kind authentic NCSU swag.
Early Bird Registration Fees
- Graduate Students: $34.99
- Educators and others: $64.99
- Friday Only: $9.99
Late Bird Registration Fees (After January 12)
- Graduate Students: $44.99
- Educators and others: $79.99
- Friday Only: $14.99
Please note that participants are responsible for the cost of travel, accommodation and some meals.
HOTEL & TRAVEL INFORMATION
Parking on campus
University visitors may park in any hourly Pay Lot or Parking Meter, located throughout campus. Visitors parked in these areas must pay the appropriate rates for parking. Visitors may purchase daily permits for $2 per day at the Visitor Information Centers (Main Campus: Stinson Drive, Centennial Campus: Varsity Drive), as well as the NCSU Transportation Office located at 2721 Sullivan Drive. The Transportation Customer Service area operates from 7 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Visitors may also purchase permits online and departments may purchase permits online for their visitors.
If you are staying off campus without a car, we may be able to assist you with a ride to campus. Please contact Liese Zahabi to request transportation with a graduate student.
If you are traveling to Raleigh to participate in the symposium, there are a variety of options for accommodations and transport:
We can also make arrangements to pick you up. Contact Liese Zahabi for carpooling options to and from the airport.
Restaurants, Transit, and General Information While You're Here…
Low Cost Lodging Options:
Avent Ferry Guest Housing: NCSU offers a unique option for campus visitors. Stay close to campus for $28 per night at the Avent Ferry Complex or Wolf Village Apartments. You must fill out an application form to do this. These options fill fast, so if this sounds right for you apply as soon as possible.
Couch Surfing with NCSU Graduate Students:
Please contact Cady Bean-Smith to arrange lodging with another student
Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts:
LINKS & PROJECTS
- Grad Work Show and Tell
FAUX REAL Flickr Group
Visit our FAUX REAL Flickr Group where you can engage in a visual dialogue by contributing your own findings on the rhetoric of authenticity.