Posts Tagged ‘art history’


How Hayao Miyazaki Opened my Mind, Sailor Moon and David Bowie made me a Digital Artist, and Why I explain images to people.

This is the last lecture I gave after 7 1/2 years as a contract professor at Fanshawe college.*

“I learned HTML to share Sailor Moon with the world.”

I talk about the intersections of pop culture, videogames, and art and how all of that influenced the way I taught art history and make art work. How the past may be very distant, but manages to touch everything we do.
Thank you to Ainsley Arnold for recording video I spliced into the slides. Thank you to Dames Making Games and friends for encouraging me to post my lecture.

And of course, thanks again Fine Art! It was blast teaching art history and seeing all the work each of you created during your education.

*I left teaching not because of a lack of passion, but because I can’t live off the $8000 I make teaching four classes a year. (yes, eight thousand dollars a year, you didn’t misread and I didn’t mistype.)


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My last lecture is up on Soundcloud.

I’ve also put up a pdf for the slides.

I will be editing the slideshow together with the sound in the future.

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The Art History Guild

The CAA has written an open letter to Victoria H. F. Scott regarding her paper The Art History Guild. It calls for major changes to the treatment of professors (and professionals) working in Art history. It outlines many of the problems, including the increasing amount of adjuncts and criticizes many of the polices, including expensive fees and transparency of the CAA.

It’s worth a read.

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Another one of my Art history columns is up on Kill Screen!

Check out Brutalist architecture and it’s relationship to Science Fiction and First-person-shooters in Our Future Past.

Who doesn’t love a concrete bunker?

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The part that’s cut off says Paul-Émile Borduas.

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Check out my latest article: ‘Unraveling the Scarlet Crusade‘  @KillScreenMag

I examine the architecture of the Scarlet Crusade and what that tells us about them :D

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It seems I’m becoming quite the author these days.

My post for Kill Screen was posted today.

Check out Going for Baroque 

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