ESP Biography

DESI GONZALEZ, Graduate student researching museums + tech

Major: Comparative media studies

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm a graduate student in Comparative Media Studies researching how museums can use technology to enhance the visitor and learning experience. Previously, I worked at the Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art, both in New York, developing educational resources such as wall texts, audio guides, apps, games, and learning spaces.

Past Classes

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V8260: Campus Contemporary Art in Spark 2014 (Mar. 15 - 16, 2014)
Think like an artist! In this class, we'll explore works by contemporary artists right on MIT's campus. Artists like Louise Nevelson and Sol Lewitt make works that often break the traditional rules of art. We'll ask questions like: What makes something a work of art? Why is art important? Where do artists find inspiration?