Kevin Hamilton

This presentation will explore the unique ethical, creative, and epistemological potentials of explicitly placing art or design in a subservient role to other disciplinary agendas in research-based inquiry. Historical and contemporary examples from within and without the presenter’s experiences will animate this overview and dialogue on intentional asymmetry in arts-integrative collaborative relationships.

See below for a Storify recap of this Digital Dialogue, including live tweets and select resources referenced by Hamilton during his talk.

Kevin Hamilton is a Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he holds appointments in the School of Art and Design and the program in Media and Cinema Studies, and serves as Senior Associate Dean in the College of Fine and Applied Arts. With a background in the arts, he has both exhibited and published scholarship on such topics as film’s role in nuclear deterrence, bias in algorithmic systems, and histories of cybernetics. Kevin’s administrative work lies largely in the realms of conflict transformation and infrastructure for interdisciplinary collaboration.

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All talks free and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunches.

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