Graduate Student Talk: Rachel Thompson

February 23, 2018
Event Types
Talk / Lecture
Mary Lucier, Equinox, 1979/2016

Mary Lucier, Equinox, 1979/2016Seven-channel video installation, color, sound 33 min.Courtesy the artist and Lennon Weinberg, New York Installation view Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974-1995, MIT List Visual Arts Center, 2018 Photo: Peter Harris Studio

Take a look at the List Center’s exhibitions from a new perspective. Join Rachel Thompson in MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing to discover more about Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974-1995.  Thompson’s talk will focus on collection practices of the digital media arts. Specifically alluding to the challenges of preservation of digital media arts and the hidden histories of these collections. Light refreshments will be served after the program. 

About the Speaker

Rachel Thompson is currently a master’s student in the Comparative Media Studies/Writing at MIT. At MIT Rachel works with HyperStudio – Laboratory for Digital Humanities. She is interested in exploring the potential for emerging learning technologies to disrupt education and create space for new teaching and learning methods. In particular, she hopes to explore how online learning and digital tools can improve and transform prison education.

About the Series

Graduate Student Gallery Talks at the List Center present focused explorations of our current exhibitions and are led by an MIT graduate student. These interdisciplinary talks examine art through the lens of students’ research, backgrounds, and interests. 

All programs are free and open to the general public. RSVPs are required. RSVP here