New Horizons

I’m in the midst of drawing Chapter Four – in which I deal specifically with perception and discussions around drawing as a form of discovery. If Chapter Three dealt with the distinction between text and image, and comics as a means of uniting modes, this puts it all into practice. For various reasons, I may…

Microsoft Video VSA Drawing

A month or so back, I gave a talk at Microsoft Research to accompany the exhibition of excerpts from my dissertation. (I posted images from the show here.) They recorded the talk, as it was also being streamed to Microsoft employees not physically in attendance, and they’ve now kindly put the talk together with slides…

VSA Keynote & roundup…

This week, I’m off to Milwaukee to give the opening keynote for the Visitors Studies Association annual conference “Where Innovation Meets Rigor.” I’ll be discussing my dissertation and comics as a means of presenting complex information and ideas with clarity and without reducing their complexity. Recently, Brett Terpstra interviewed me for his 5by5 systematic podcast.…

Microsoft Exhibition Wrap

Back from an amazing trip in Seattle and sharing a little update on all that went on in the exhibition and talk at Microsoft Research – Building 99. A huge thank you to Microsoft Research, the folks behind the Studio 99 space, and especially the beyond generous support, enthusiasm, and patronage from MSR’s Donald Brinkman.…

Five Talks Six Days!

Embarking today on a week long road trip with five talks about comics and my work in a period of six days! Starting out in Toronto, at HASTAC’s 2013 conference friday morning and then off to San Francisco for conference presentations Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at the American Education Research Association’s (AERA) annual gathering. The…

Roundup: NYC Talk, GradHacker, …

An invitation for those in NYC: on Thursday, March 28, I’m delighted to be presenting on my dissertation and comics as a new form of scholarship at Adelphi University’s Manhattan campus. In addition to sharing work from the dissertation and exploring distinct ways that comics can present meaning – I also plan to engage attendees in…

Talking Comics and Education: Texas and NYC

This week (storm permitting), I’ll be off to Fort Worth Texas to participate in the National Art Educators Association’s (NAEA) national conference. On Thursday March 7, I’m part of a panel talking comics, education, and research that stemmed from the special issue of the Journal of Visual Arts Research devoted to comics. My piece “The Shape…

NY Comics & Picture-stories Symposium

Tonight (November 26) at 7pm, I’ll be talking comics at the 27th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-stories Symposium hosted by Ben Katchor. I’ll be talking on my dissertation and comics as a means of legitimate scholarly discourse. Also, first up tonight, Mark Lerer will be talking on the history of comics fanzines. The…