October 29, 2015

Global Media Research Center to host lecture

by Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. – Robert Spahr, an associate professor in the Department of Cinema and Photography, will present a lecture and performance next week at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. 

Spahr will make his presentation during a lecture Nov. 6 in the Communications Building, Room 1032. The lecture, “Approaching Machine Aesthetics,” is sponsored by the Global Media Research Center. 

The presentation begins at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. 

Spahr’s work gathers images and texts from search engines, social media and mainstream websites. He will also create a live version of “Babel (shadows in the rear view mirror).” 

Spahr has been with SIU Carbondale since 2009. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture from the Art Academy of Cincinnati and a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from Parsons The New School for Design in New York. 

Established in 2004, the Global Media Research Center’s mission includes assembling a core group of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students to research global media issues, establish national and international partnerships to promote research, and play host to visiting scholars and artists as it seeks to develop new courses addressing global media issues.