Monday, April 28, 2008

davies forum speaker series: phillip thurtle

the davies forum on digital literacy hosts its last speaker this thursday evening with phillip thurtle. first the facts:

who? phillip thurtle, assistant professor, comparative history of ideas, university of washington
what? a semester-long speaker series devoted to literacy in a digital age
where? maier room, fromm hall, university of san francisco
when? thursday, may 1 at 6:30 pm
price? free and open to the public

phillip thurtle is an assistant professor of the comparative history of ideas program and the history department and adjunct assistant professor in anthropology at the university of washington. phillip is the author of the emergence of genetic rationality: space, time, and information in american biology, 1870-1920, co-author with robert mitchell and helen burgess of an interactive DVD-ROM entitled biofutures: owning body parts and information, and co-editor, with robert mitchell, of data made flesh: embodying information and semiotic flesh: information and the human body.

as with the rest of the davies forum speakers series, this event is free and open to the public. in preparation for the talk, you are welcome and encouraged to read the following:

Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art (Harper, 1994); and selections from Alan Moore's Promethea (America's Best Comics/Wildstorm, 1999-2005).

to see what we've been up to so far, see (photos) and (videos).

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