Look Here! Satellite Landscapes

Wednesday, December 7
12:00-1:00 pm
UWM Digital Humanities Lab
2nd Floor, East Wing, Golda Meir Library

The UWM Digital Humanities Lab hosts an informal discussion with Jenny Odell on her Satellite Landscapes project, with works created by capturing infrastructural elements from Google Earth, and The Bureau of Suspended Objects, an archive of discarded objects.
Bureau of Suspended Objects, Jenny Odell. From the artist's website.
Bureau of Suspended Objects, Jenny Odell. From the artist’s website.
This will also be the kick-off event for for the UWM Libraries new Look Here! pilot project, in which selected artists will conduct research in the Libraries’ digital collection and other special collections to create new work.
Free and open to the public.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Jenny Odell, Peripheral Landscapes

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Arts Center Lecture Hall (ACL 120)

Free and open to the public.
Jenny Odell will talk about projects involving infrastructure (waste, power, manufacturing, etc.) and her ongoing attempts to represent the places that are implicated in our everyday actions. She will also touch on her use of digital means to ultimately encourage a re-engagement with the physical world.
Satellite Landscapes, from the artist's website. Photo: Scott Chernis
Satellite Landscapes, from the artist’s website. Photo: Scott Chernis
Jenny Odell writes:
“I am a Bay Area native/captive. My work combines the mining of online imagery with writing and research, usually in an attempt to highlight the material nature of our modern networked existence. Because my practice involves collecting, tagging and cataloguing, I have often been compared to a natural scientist – specifically, a lepidopterist. My work has made its way into the Google Headquarters, Les Rencontres D’Arles, Arts Santa Monica, Fotomuseum Antwerpen, La Gaîté lyrique (Paris), the Lishui Photography Festival (China), the Made in NY Media Center, Apexart (NY), and East Wing (Dubai). It’s also turned up in TIME Magazine’s LightBox, The Atlantic, The Economist, WIRED, the NPR Picture Show, PBS News Hour, and a couple of Gestalten books. I teach internet art and digital/physical design at Stanford. I would spend 80% of my life in a library if I could.”