Trevor Paglen, Artist-Writer-Provocateur at MIT September 2011
MIT visiting artist Trevor Paglen has earned international renown for uniting disparate worlds to create works that explore and document hidden worlds.
The New York Times has described him as a "geographer by training, a conspiracy theorist by instinct, and an investigative reporter by avocation." He uses photography, video, data, and other uncommon sources to create artworks that reveal the unexpected and the profound. His work has appeared in a number of the world's most important museums and his writing, in the most influential media of our day.
During his residency at MIT, Paglen will research ultra-archival materials and aerospace design. Faculty, researchers, and students in engineering, materials science, and message encoding will work with Paglen, using their knowledge and skills in new and unexplored realms. Paglen will also deliver the lecture "The Other Night Sky: Destiny, Warfare, and Ruins among the Stars."