Katie Salen


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  • University of Texas at Austin, Art & Design, Assistant Professor, Writer, Editor, and Designer

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  • ISEA1997

    Katie Salen, is an Assistant Professor of Design at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her MFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design in 1992 and taught for three years in the Communication Arts and Design Department, Virginia Commonwealth University, before accepting a position at UT in 1995. In addition to her work as the editor and designer of the design journal Zed, she has had articles published in Eye Magazine, Visible Language, Bookworks, Spirals, the AIGA Journal, and the GDEA Bulletin. Ms. Salen’s research focuses on utilizing a design practice to investigate broad ideas about the dynamic relationship between cultural identities and their expression through visual language. Her work has recently centered on issues of typographic”voice” in sites of elec­tronic orality and she continues a collaborative relationship with choreographer Yacov Sharir in the design of virtual bodies and spaces for performance. This work has been pre­sented in workshop and performance format worldwide with a new phase of the work scheduled for premiere in Lisbon, Portugal in September.

     

    Katie Salen is an Assistant Professor of Design at the University of Texas at Austin and the editor and designer of the journal Zed. Her research focuses on utilizing a broad design practice to investigate ideas about the dynamic relationship between cultural identities and their expression through visual language. Recent work has centered on issues of typographic “voice” in sites of electronic orality and she continues a collaborative relationship with choreographer Yacov Sharir in the design of virtual bodies and spaces for performance. As a designer/writer she has had articles published nationally and internationally, has presented work at SIGGRAPH ’97 and ISEA97, and is the force behind Shy.Grrl.Flux, an interdisciplinary research collective committed to addressing connections between design, women, and culture.


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  • US

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