Renowned designer Taekyeom Lee will hold two lectures for Crossing Boundaries this month to discuss how technological convergence and digital manufacturing processes using computer numerical controls have broadened creative possibilities. The two interactive lectures will be held at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar) and at Qatar National Library.
In his Crossing Boundaries lecture titled, Digitally Crafted: Digital Design and Fabrication, Lee, an assistant professor of Graphic Design at Appalachian State University in North Carolina in the United States, will share not only the success and failure of the toolmaking process, but also his ongoing research effort to develop, test and find the place of emerging technologies in creative practices.
His lecture at VCUarts Qatar will be held the Atrium, 12:45 pm, while the one at Qatar National Library will start at 4 pm.
Lee explores unconventional materials and digital methods to graphic design to create 3D type, graphics and even designed objects to combine digital and physical experiences. His research, which has drawn interest around the world, explores 3D type as a series of typographic explorations to strive challenges and seek a new way to create tangible letterforms in three-dimensional space. The Crossing Boundaries Lecture series is an initiative of VCUarts Qatar.
For more information, visit qatar.vcu.edu/events. Check out the links below for lecture schedules.