Personal Narratives in Public Places: Considering Space and Self in a Digital...

Personal Narratives in Public Places: Considering Space and Self in a Digital Age

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IVLA 2014 

Presenter:
► Ben Malczewski (Humanities Department Manager for the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Toledo, OH)

Our buildings and rooms are 3-dimensional texts. We’ll consider our relationship with our physical surroundings and objects from a multidisciplinary perspective (behavioral/neurological, etc.) and reflect on their roles in creating experience and memory, as well as inward/outward conceptualizations of identity, self, and community. We’ll then graduate this idea to address how we personally and publically embrace a technological shift (from analog to digital) and will undergo a further content evolution to “dynamic.” We’ll examine how concepts such as “dialectal design” and the “occasioning of space” play vital roles in capturing and projecting the essence of “self” in our homes and public places.

Filmed November 8, 2014 during the 47th International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA) conference at the Toledo Museum of Art. Produced by Penta Career Center.