The Center for Advanced Visual Studies is a fellowship program that commissions and produces new artworks at MIT. We facilitate exchange between internationally known and emerging contemporary... More > artists and MIT’s faculty, students, and staff through public events, support for long-term art projects, and residencies for MIT students. This small book collects flyers for public events and a sampling of pictures from four years of programming.
In “Root & Branch,” an exhibition at the Princeton University Art Museum from July 14 – December 2, 2012, curator Joel Smith assembled a collection of artworks and objects... More > around the form of a tree. In its introduction, he describes the tree as a pervasive and fundamental metaphor—the road “branches,” one problem is “rooted” in another. But he also shows how the tree is a tool. The hierarchy, grouping and subdivision implicit in its form can be used as a structuring device for organizing complex information or giving static representation to a dynamic process. A tree’s structure implies this use: as Joel describes, its “splitting paths signify causes and effects, an event and its ramifications.”
Collaboratively produced by Diana Shi, Lily Healey, Devin Karbowicz, Erin Byrne and John O’Neill in VIS 415: Advanced Graphic Design at Princeton University in Fall 2012.< Less
FINAL DAYS, 2019 — Philipville is a city of the near future where the connective tissue of society is fruice, protoplasm of a planned obsolescence economy. As a Christmas Day fruice shipment is... More > unleashed on the semi-quiescent residents
of the city, Revolution looms. Brifcor organizes the workers. Meanwhile, listening to disaster reports on Channel 23Ω, Cassandra has a vision — a new world glimpsed through a tear in the fabric of reality. Will there be Rapture or Revolution? And does history, like all stories, ultimately have an end?< Less