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Studio Talk: Ricardo Dominguez

November 22, 2011 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A Studio Talk with Ricardo Dominguez, Associate Professor in the Visual Arts Department at UC San Diego

Professor Dominguez will be visiting our school to work in a workshop format with students in the Master of Science_Design Research (MS_DR) from Thursday of this week until Wednesday of next week. He will share some of his current work with students in Taubman College. The talk will take place in the East Review Space next Tuesday, November 22, from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon. This talk is intended to promote dialog around Prof. Dominguez’s work, which attempts to engender “a geo-aesthetics that can construct ethical and performative complexities for the new earths to come, touching new geographies for new bodies.”

Ricardo Dominguez is a co-founder of The Electronic Disturbance Theater (EDT), a group who developed Virtual-Sit-In technologies in 1998 in solidarity with the Zapatista communities in Chiapas, Mexico. He is co-Director of Thing an ISP for artists and activists. His recent Electronic Disturbance Theater project with Brett Stabaum, Micha Cardenas and Amy Sara Carroll the *Transborder Immigrant Tool* (a GPS cellphone safety net tool for crossing the Mexico/U.S border was the winner of “Transnational Communities Award”, this award was funded by *Cultural Contact*, Endowment for Culture Mexico – U.S. and handed out by the U.S. Embassy in Mexico), also funded by CALIT2 and two Transborder Awards from the UCSD Center for the Humanities. Ricardo is an Associate Professor at UCSD in the Visual Arts Department, a Hellman Fellow, and Principal/Principle Investigator at CALIT2. He also co-founder of *particle group* with artists Diane Ludin, Nina Waisman, Amy Sara Carroll a gesture about nanotechnology entitled *Particles of Interest: Tales of the Matter Market* that was presented in Berlin (2007), the San Diego Museum of Art (2008), Oi Futuro, and FILE festivals in Brazil (2008).
Find a recent video: (nano_Garage(s): Speculations about (Open Fabbing)


November 22, 2011
11:00 am - 12:00 pm