Eastern Michigan University 10/2013-12/2013 Events
October 14 – November 14
Reception: Wed, November 6, 4 – 7pm
Since 2011, EMU’s Open Book Workshop has challenged participants to explore unconventional forms that books may take and create artworks/designed objects that challenge notions of what books can be. This exhibition features works created during the workshop, plus related content from 2012 workshop participant Amanda Thatch and instructor Danielle Aubert.
October 30 – December 11
Reception: Wed, November 13, 4 – 7pm
“Non-Text” calls into question the Western cultural assumption that textual content is necessarily the primary and most efficient communication medium. The work in “Non-Text” employs text, typography, or writing to create aesthetic forms that express visual meaning rather than merely allowing words to function as invisible verbal transmitters.
LIESE ZAHABI-AN EXQUISITE MORASS: SEARCHING, SIFTING, SHIFTING
Halle Library Auditorium
Thu, November 14, 6 – 8pm
Liese Zahabi is a graphic/interaction designer and Assistant Professor of Visual Communication at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Liese’s academic research focuses on search as a cognitive and cultural process and artifact, and how the design of metaphoric interfaces can change the experience of search tasks. Her creative design work is also metaphorical, and explores how the nature of search manifests itself in visual patterns and sense-making, and how language and image intersect within the context of the Internet. She received her Master of Graphic Design from North Carolina State University, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Eastern Michigan University. She has been working as a designer for thirteen years, and teaches courses in interaction design, motion design, typography and advanced graphic design.