April 2017: McCormack Pizza and Policy Chats
Dean David W. Cash cordially invites you to join your colleagues and peers at the McCormack Graduate School for this community gathering we call Pizza and Policy.
On April 12, please stop by the Harbor Gallery, 1st Floor, McCormack Hall at 4 p.m. for good food, good beer, and good conversations. You'll also have a chance to view the gallery's current exhibition: Of Things Which Do Not Appear by artist Daniel Alexander Smith.
About the exhibition:
By now we know that the world
Is framed by the word of man
So that what is seen is made
Of things which do not appear
"Of Things Which Do Not Appear looks at the eyes and hands of machines. Each work points
to a different notion of realism, developed through technology. [Image from current work_ Of Things Which Do Not Appear] Most of the works are drawn with cheap pens and markers by a CNC machine to further highlight discrepancies between the ways people have seen and worked for millennia, and the way machines see and work now. The show title is inspired by a Bible passage, Hebrews 11:3, describing a world framed by God out "of things which do not appear." I've misquoted it here to reference a shift in how the world is seen. I'm curious what ideas machines construct about the world they see. And which ideas they do not."
Daniel Alexander Smith is a visual artist based in Cambridge, MA. In 2016, he completed an MFA Fellowship at Indiana University. In 2015 he founded Paper-Thin, an online virtual reality art archive, which he currently directs and curates with collaborator, Cameron Buckley.
For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.