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The Tenacity of Memory: Art in the Aftermath of Atrocity

In this wide-ranging essay, Bernardi explores personal and artistic responses to state violence. Marking the limits of memory in witnessing the past, she argues for a complex understanding of memory as a mode of reclaiming the disappeared, as the foundation for consciousness building, and, when transmuted into material forms, as a means of witnessing. Bernardi conceptualizes artistic creation as fulfilling multiple roles in witnessing, and as an exchange that demands both speech and recognition. An artistic response to atrocity, she writes, demonstrates an important form of listening to testimonials of atrocity; in turn, that demonstration invites both members and observers into rituals of commemoration. Such rituals, she argues, can provide the foundation for rebuilding trust and understanding in communities that have been damaged by state violence.

Author(s): Claudia Bernardi
Type: book chapter
Publication: Witnessing Torture
Status: Live|Last updated:December 3, 2019 1:41 PM
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Unexpected Encounters

Author(s): Clark Thenhaus
Type: journal article
Publication: Journal of Architectural Education
Status: Live|Last updated:November 4, 2019 11:56 AM
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Sonja Gerdes

"Cloaca Projects is situated in a small, garage-like space on the old industrial edge of San Francisco, a rapidly changing city dedicated more and more to new technical systems of hyperefficiency. Sonja Gerdes's recent project for Cloaca portrayed uncertain states of relation with such technologies as human beings lurch into the future. Her suite of sculptures represented living creatures as they become augmented, undermined, or superseded by built extensions. Individually and as an ensemble, they functioned as signs of dystopian outcomes amid a scientistic culture of optimism."

Author(s): Brian Karl
Type: journal article
Publication: Artforum International
Status: Live|Last updated:October 28, 2019 11:54 AM
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Digital Tradition: Arrangement and Labor in Istanbul's Recording Studio Culture by Eliot Bates (review)

"The author effectively deploys multiple overarching framing devices, including the central one of the book's title: that developing versions of "traditional" musical products have been innovated through new digital means of audio recording and editing, enabling a "cut-and-paste" methodology where musical fragments can be intensively rearranged—with resultantly shifting aesthetic values. [...]the creation of "ethnic" music in the popular realm in Turkey in recent generations, while drawing on some musical elements of established customary use in certain locales, is as much dependent on arbitrary choices of other musical practices integrated into composite productions by professional studio practitioners. "Latency" is one especially generative notion the author proposes in tracking "lags" across different domains—from historical cultural values and social negotiations to cognitive psychology to the physics of temporal duration in translations from acoustical to analog electrical to digital signals and back aga…

Author(s): Brian Karl
Type: journal article
Publication: Technology and Culture
Status: Live|Last updated:October 28, 2019 11:52 AM
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Formate as a Sensitivity Enhancer of Holographic Emulsions

This paper reports experiments that confirm Belloni (2003) that pre-soaking a silver halide holographic emulsion in a dilute solution of the formate ion (HCO2-) will hypersensitize the emulsion by a factor of 5xs to 10xs, depending on the timing of development post-exposure. The quantum efficiency of the emulsion is effectively 1 in the first case. The extremely fine grain size of the holographic emulsion (Slavich PFG-01) is maintained and holographic image quality is excellent. When combined with a TEA pre-soak the expected TEA color shift is maintained. Appeared in Proceedings volume 10558 SPIE OPTO | 27 january - 1 february 2018. Practical holography xxxii: displays, materials, and applications.

Author(s): William Alschuler
Type: journal article
Publication: Conference Proceedings of SPIE
Status: Live|Last updated:September 19, 2019 10:50 AM
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Emulsions, Photochemistry, and Processing Factors for Display Holograms

This article reviews the range of emulsions, photochemistry, and processing techniques that have been proposed and put into practice for the successful mak- ing of display holograms. It covers various types of media including gelatin-based emulsions and photopolymers (it focuses on the former) and considers external factors that affect the final results. This is a compact review of the history of the field but focuses on the range of easily available commercial emulsions, as well as certain accounts of how to make holographic emulsions from scratch. It considers various combinations of developer, bleach, and redeveloper, which have been used to achieve the best of various trade-offs for such factors as resolution, contrast, dif- fraction efficiency, clarity, color quality, blackest blacks, and resistance to printout. It describes a recent advance in hypersensitizing holographic emulsions.

Author(s): William Alschuler
Type: book chapter
Publication: Holographic Materials and Applications
Status: Live|Last updated:September 19, 2019 10:45 AM
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Risk & Representation: Framing HIV Now

The visual history of HIV is powerful and particular. From early on designers gave form to urgent messages and critical stances. In 2012, Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was approved for use in the United States (US). Truvada is an antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV that when taken daily by people without HIV can reduce the chances of contracting the virus by more than 90%. The advent of PrEP has created a radically new land- scape for people at risk of contracting HIV, as well as a fresh opportunity for redefining sexual health. This article calls for designers to be present and active in creating new visual representations of HIV and risk, and articulating what PrEP means socially. Specifically, the thoughtful use of forums that foster self-authorship, community-constructed meaning, and the distribution of diverse narratives can serve to amplify authentic representation and awareness.

Author(s): Saraleah Fordyce
Type: journal article
Publication: Design and Culture: The Journal of the Design Studies Forum
Status: Live|Last updated:September 19, 2019 10:42 AM
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Noguchi’s Playscapes

Review of Isamu Noguchi exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, USA, July 15 – November 26, 2017.

Author(s): Saraleah Fordyce
Type: journal article
Publication: Design and Culture: The Journal of the Design Studies Forum
Status: Live|Last updated:September 19, 2019 10:40 AM
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Type Ascending

"Variable Fonts represent an evolutionary shift in typography; let’s check in on this new font standard and the impact it’s having." Published under the Microsoft Design Medium account.

Author(s): Rod Cavazos
Type: journal article
Status: Live|Last updated:September 19, 2019 10:37 AM
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Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

Author(s): Patricia Kilroe
Type: book chapter
Publication: Applied Linguistics for Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
Status: Live|Last updated:September 19, 2019 10:34 AM
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