Keynote: Johanna Drucker (UCLA)

JD_Headshot_2017Emergent Ontologies, Modelling Interpretation, and Other Imaginative Possibilities in Digital Humanities

May 4, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM, Perez 302

Bio: Johanna Drucker, Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies at UCLA, is internationally known for her work in the history of graphic design, typography, experimental poetry, fine art, and digital humanities. Recent publications include What Is? (Cuneiform Press, 2013), Graphesis: Visual Forms of Knowledge Production (Harvard University Press, 2014), and Digital_Humanities , co-authored with Anne Burdick, Peter Lunenfeld, Todd Presner, and Jeffrey Schnapp, (MIT Press, 2012). In 2012, Drucker’s creative work was the subject of a retrospective, Druckworks: 40 years of books and projects. She is working on a database memoire, ALL the books I never wrote or wrote and never published. Recent projects include Diagrammatic Writing (Onomatopée, 2014), Stochastic Poetics (Granary, 2012), and Fabulas Feminae (Litmus Press, 2015). In 2014 she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and awarded an honorary doctorate of Fine Arts by the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2017. DownDrift: An Eco-Fiction (Three Rooms Press, NY) and The General Theory of Social Relativity (The Elephants, Vancouver) will both be published in April 2018.