UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS/ 2013
May 24 – August 24, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
6:00 – 8:00pm
About Johanna Drucker
Johanna Drucker is a scholar, writer, and artist known for her work in the history of graphic design, typography, experimental poetry, fine art, and digital humanities. Her recent titles include SpecLab: Digital Aesthetics and Speculative Computing (Chicago, 2009), and Graphic Design History: A Critical Guide (Pearson, 2008). Digital Humanities: Theory in Practice, co-authored with Anne Burdick, Peter Lunenfeld, Todd Presner and Jeffrey Schapp was published by MIT Press in November, 2012 (Available, along with the Druckworks exhbition catalog, on Amazon.com).
Johanna Drucker created the ArtistsBooksOnline repository, co-founded SpecLab at University of Virginia, and helped design Ivanhoe, Temporal Modelling, and other digital projects. She is collaborating with University College London and King’s College on a new digital project, the Museum of Writing. Drucker has held faculty positions at University of Texas, Dallas, Columbia University, Yale University, SUNY Purchase, and the University of Virginia, where she was the inaugural Robertson Professor of Media Studies, and is currently the Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA.
In addition to her scholarly work, Johanna Drucker has an international reputation as a book artist and her limited edition artist books are in special collections and libraries worldwide. Her book works have focused on women and narrative, the darkness of the news, and the materiality of graphical language. She is currently working on a database memoire, ALL, and a letterpress project titled Stochastic Poetics. Her best known titles include The Word Made Flesh (1989) and The History of the/my Wor(l)d (1990), Simulant Portrait (1991), ComboMeals (2008), and her collaboration with Susan Bee on A Girl’s Life (2004) and with Brad Freeman on Nova Reperta (2000) among other titles. Most of her books can be viewed in their entirety at www.artistsbooksonline.org.
From johannadrucker.com with thanks.