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.

Email

Max.Symuleski@duke.edu
mjsymuleski@Gmail.com

Address

Duke University
Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies
Smith Warehouse
114 S. Buchanan
Durham, NC 27701

Media

@academia.edu
@duke.edu
@tumblr

2013-Present

PhD Student, Media Arts and Sciences, Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies, Duke University

2012

Master of Arts, Historical Studies, the New School for Social Research
Thesis: Utopian Endgames: U.S. Counterculture Architectures of the 60s and 70s

2005

Bachelor of Arts, Sarah Lawrence College
Concentration in Art History and Visual Arts
Thesis: Constant's New Babylon and the Situationist International at the End of Modernism

Publications

"Earth, World, Globe: Phenomenological Considerations of the Contemporary Planetary Landscape", View: Theories and Practices of Visual Culture, vol. 8 (Forthcoming, 2015)

Presentations

Duke University, Art, Art History and Visual Studies 2015 Graduate Student Symposium
Paper: "From World to Earth: Some Phenomenological Considerations of Whole Earth Imagery
(Feb. 19-20, 2015)

Research

2011-12

Co-Editor, Canon: The Interdisciplinary Student Journal
The New School for Social Research, New York, NY

2011-12

Research Assistant to Professor Eli Zaretsky
The New School for Social Research, New York, NY

2011

Research Assistant to Trevor Paglen, The Last Pictures project
Creative Time, New York, NY

Teaching

2012

Teaching Assistant to Profs. Orit Halpern and Janet Kraynak
Power, Knowledge and Vision: Introduction to the Study of Art, Design and Media in Contemporary Society
Eugene Lang College, New York, NY

2012-13

Assistant Editor, the American Journal of International Law
Columbia Law School, New York, NY

2011-12

Administrative Assistant, Columbia Law School Academic Fellows Program
Columbia Law School, New York, NY

2006-2011

Administrative Assistant, Entry-Level Appointments Committee
Columbia Law School, New York, NY

2006-2013

Faculty and Administrative Assistant
Columbia Law School, New York, NY

2005-2006

Admissions Counselor
Columbia Business School Office of Admissions, New York, NY

Applications

Adobe Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Acrobat Professional; Microsoft Word, Excel (including macros); FileMaker Pro

Programming

CSS/HTML: Proficient; Javascript/JQuery: Novice; Python: Novice

  • Nasher Apostles Polychromy Display

    The Nasher Apostles polychromy project is an interactive display for the four Medieval Apostle figures in the Nasher Museum's Ernest Brummer Collection of Medieval Art. Our display uses projection and an interactive Ipad application to allow visitors to visualize what the Apostle figures may have looked like in their original context, when they were very likely brightly painted.
    Supported by Duke University Bass Connections, The Wired! Lab, and the Information Initiative at Duke.
    Supervised by Caroline Bruzelius, Mark Olson, Guillermo Sapiro, and Mariano Tepper.
    Student team: Sinan Goknur, Alexandra Dodson, Jordan Hashemi, Amanda Lazarus, and Max Symuleski. (links to the web-based coloring applicaiton coming soon!)

    Critical Terms for New Media, an online glossary of terms, authors, and media artifacts for new media studies.
    Created by O.E. Iscen and Max Symuleski

  • the Pacific Theater

    The Pacific Theater, digital collage, 2013
    9ftx9ft

    at the Baths

    At the Baths, digital collage, 2013

    Landscape

    Landscape, digital collage, 2013

    works on paper

    left: Gowanus, 2008
    silkscreen
    More work on paper on Flickr

  • COMING SOON