See Rufus Seder’s talk on “Magic, Art, and Motion Pictures” featuring my work in Boston November 29

November 20, 2012 by Joshua
in Art, Blog, Education

If you like art like mine — motion pictures created by your motion, without computers or motion picture projectors — you know Rufus Seder. He has created, among other things, series of books, cards, and other hands-on physical animation devices. Friends and family constantly bring me his fascinating work, books, toys, and such.

On Thursday, November 29, Rufus will speak at Northeastern University in Boston on our type of art; more specifically

how and why he does what he does, touching on the history of motion picture devices and toys, his own award-winning independent films, the optically animated art of others, and his ongoing exploration into new ways of making pictures move.

He told me he’ll feature a piece or two of my work in his presentation, for which I am honored and flattered.

Also presenting will be Meredith Bok of Brown University. If her name sounds familiar, it’s because I linked to her writing about Union Square in Motion last year.

Meredith Bak holds a PH.D in Film and Media Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research is on technologies of vision and pre-cinematic optical toys. She will provide a response that locates Seder’s work in the broader context of optical art and illusion.

Sounds like an awesome line-up to me.

Please see the talk if you’re near Boston!


Northeastern University College of Art, Media, and Design
Thursday, November 29 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm
90 Snell Library
360 Huntington Ave
Boston MA

Rufus Seder at Northeastern, November 29, 2012

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