Madeline Schwartzman will be giving a lecture this Thursday October 5 at 6pm, in the main atrium of 601 Brannan.
Madeline Schwartzman is a New York City writer, filmmaker and architect whose work explores human narratives and the human sensorium through social art, book writing, curating and video making. Her book See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception (Black Dog Publishing, London, 2011) collects the work of artists, interaction designers, architects and scientists who speculate on the future of the human sensorium through wearables, devices, head gear and installations.
Her forthcoming book See Yourself X: Human Futures Expanded (Black Dog, Fall 2017) explores the future of the human head, using fashion, design and technology to speculate on how me might extend ourselves into space, and whether our head – the first architectural space we inhabit – will disappear altogether.
Schwartzman is the curator of the upcoming show See Yourself E(x)ist at Pratt Manhattan Gallery (December 7th – February 17th). She has been the guest curator of two exhibitions: Objects of Wonder at the Beall Center for Art + Technology (2016) and See Yourself Sensing at San Jose State University (2013). All three exhibitions are the result of her books, and her offshore brain—her See Yourself Sensing blog on Facebook.
Schwartzman is a professor at Barnard College, Columbia University and at Parsons: the New School for Design, where she teaches architectural design, drawing, video production and time-based media. She has received grants and awards for her work in film, sculpture and architecture, including a residency at the American Academy in Rome. Her films and videos have screened at festivals in the United States and abroad, most recently at the Morbid Anatomy Museum of NYC. Schwartzman is a graduate of the Yale School of Architecture.