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Max Symuleski, of Art, Art History & Visual Studies and Computational Media Arts & Culture and Computational Media, Arts & Cultures

Max Symuleski


Max Symuleski is a PhD student in the Computational Media Arts and Cultures Program in the Art, Art History and Visual Studies Department.  Max specializes in 20th century visual culture and media theory, and is currently working on a dissertation project on themes of environment and technology in 1960s and 70s U.S. art and visual culture.  Their other research interests include the history and technical infrastructures of climate science, socially engaged art, and issues related to the Anthropocene hypothesis.  Max is a 2016-17 Fellow with the PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge, and is developing projects on qualitative data analysis and digital publishing and presentation for the humanities.

Max holds an MA (2012) from the New School for Social Research in Historical Studies, and a BA (2005) from Sarah Lawrence College with concentrations in Visual Arts and Art Theory.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  Smith Warehouse
Email Address: send me a message
Web Pages:  http://www.mjsymuleski.com
https://duke.academia.edu/MaxSymuleski

Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • LIT 317S.01, MEDIA THEORY Synopsis
    Smith Wrhs B271, W 11:45 AM-02:15 PM
    (also cross-listed as AMI 204S.01, ISS 214S.01, VMS 328S.01)
Research Interests:

I am a third-year PhD student at Duke University's department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies. My focus is in media theory, art history, and visual culture in the United States in the 1960s and 70s. In my research I look at changing relationships to Earth and environment in the period through emerging communications and satellite infrastructures, land art, environmentalism, and systems theory.

Curriculum Vitae


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