College of Arts and Letters, Career Development, Performing & Visual Arts, Talks & Lectures
10 Mar 2020
Gateway South - Room 122

Meet the Artist: George Voss

Visual Arts & Technology Lecture Series

Reads: The College of Arts and Letters - Visual Arts Technology

Please be advised that this event has regrettably been canceled. 

Who's the artist? 

George Voss is an artist, writer and researcher, whose practice spans performance, multi-media installation, investigative research projects, and text.

Voss's work focuses on the presence and politics of large-scale technologies, complex systems and heavy industry, and this exploration is driven by frustration and fascination around technological exceptionalism and determinism. Voss contemplates what is seen as deviant and what is seen as mundane; how history plays out in technological systems; and where narratives, rhetoric, and storytelling grind up against material practice.

Voss is currently the reader in systems and deviance at the Design School in the London College of Communication of the University of the Arts London. Voss is also the co-founder and lead of Supra Systems Studio.

Voss's installation and performance work has been shown at TAC Eindhoven, The Design Museum (London), HeK Basel, Auto Italia South East (London), Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart), STUK (Leuven), London Design Festival, Vienna Biennale, Brighton Digital Festival, V&A Museum, Milton Keynes International Festival, and Future Flux Festival (Rotterdam). Voss has held residencies at at Lighthouse Arts (Brighton), Autodesk Pier 9 (San Francisco), RAMLAB (Port of Rotterdam), and Somerset House Studios (London).

Voss's essays, journalism, and fiction have been published by The Atlantic, The Guardian, Harvard Design Magazine, HOLO Magazine, and the V&A Museum. Voss's peer-reviewed articles have appeared in journals including Sexualities, Science as Culture, Journal of Homosexuality, and Journal of Economic Geography. Voss's first book, on how stigma shapes the dynamics of the adult entertainment industry, was published with Routledge, and their second book, on complex systems, is forthcoming with Verso in 2021.

Voss was a co-founder and director of research studio Strange Telemetry. My PhD in Science and Technology Studies was awarded by SPRU, University of Sussex.

What's the Visual Arts and Technology Lecture Series?

In this series, Stevens students have the unique opportunity to meet successful artists from across New York and New Jersey metropolitan area. Everyone from Stevens is invited to come and find about what it means to be a working artist in this day and age. This series is just one exciting portion of Stevens' visual arts and technology program. 

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