Innovative map designer to speak Thursday

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April 10, 2012 | Share |

Map designer Bruce Daniel, who produced pieces for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the Bardo Arts Center on the campus of Western Carolina University.

Map designer Bruce Daniel will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the atrium of the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Western Carolina University.

The talk, “Sensing Place: New Ways to Look at Maps,” is free and open to the public. A Third Thursday reception, hosted by the WCU Fine Art Museum and also free and open to the public, will follow the event from 5-7 p.m.

Daniel is the executive vice president and director of Cartifact Labs, a cartographic design firm based in Los Angeles and specializing in the development of maps for new technologies. An advocate of high-quality design, Daniel has practiced his craft through informational graphics and maps. He began his career producing theater in New York and Baltimore.

“Map design is going through an incredible period of innovation,” said Matt Liddle, professor of print and book arts in the WCU School of Art and Design. Daniel offers an excellent perspective on the topic because he has been involved in the design of maps from their existence almost exclusively on paper to their more contemporary digital presence, Liddle said.

Sponsors of the talk and Third Thursday event are WCU’s School of Art and Design, College of Fine and Performing Arts and Fine Art Museum.

For more information about Daniel’s presentation, contact Liddle at 828-227-3594 or mliddle@wcu.edu. For more information about the Fine Art Museum Third Thursday events, contact Denise Drury, interim director of the Fine Art Museum, at 828-227-2553 or ddrury@wcu.edu.


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