Third Thursday Colloquy #004
In what ways do the words from our environment affect our thoughts and actions? How do we use language to affect others and change or reinforce cultural norms?
A discussion about language and how words affect our perspective and thoughts, with a focus on advertising and how cultural norms are impacted by the structure of language.
Emma Cunningham (Linguist & Educator)
Kim Schoen (Artist)
Kevin Broderick (Linguist, Lippin Group)
Emma Cunningham is a lapsed theoretical linguist turned software engineer. Her interests currently include: increasing inclusion of underresourced communities in STEM, applying machine learning techniques to socioeconomic crises, and exploring the state of computer science education in public schools.
Kim Schoen is an artist, writer, and co-founder of MATERIAL Press. Her work in photography and video installation focuses on the rhetorics of display. Recent exhibitions of her work include Have You Never Let Someone Else Be Strong, MMoCA, (solo show), IAAWTTCN, (Camberwell Space, London) Remembering Forward: (LAXART, Los Angeles), Objective Considerations of Contemporary Phenomena (MOTInternational Projects, London), Stupidious (South London Gallery, London), and Unsparing Quality (Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles). Schoen’s work has been written about in the Los Angeles Times, Art in America, and her essays on repetition and photography (“The Serial Attitude Redux”, “The Expansion of the Instant”) have been published in X-TRA Quarterly for Contemporary Art.
Kevin Broderick is currently a Vice President at The Lippin Group – an entertainment PR firm in LA. Prior to joining his current company five years ago in New York, Kevin lived in Japan, where he taught English to a variety of students ranging from children who barely understood him to adults who were nearly fluent. Although Kevin studied English at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, he is a horrible speller. This is Kevin’s third week in Los Angeles.
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