Insights:Luna Maurer (Amsterdam)
on Tape, Markers, and Post-its
According to the Conditional Design manifesto, Luna Maurer is interested in logic-based design as a tool to understand the ungraspable. Her work with interactive media bridges the divide between digital and analogue systems, often relying on deceptively simple rules to create complex organic artworks. She is especially known for her participatory experiments in which she designs a process which requires the participants to implement—often in humble materials such as tape, markers, and sticky notes—algorithmic explorations of group thought that expose the process of making. Her work explores the relationship between people and technology and she has created such projects as an exhibition of 400,000 photos of the Amsterdam sky to a website designed in Microsoft Excel. Based in Amsterdam, her three-person studio Moniker balances applied commercial projects with self-initiated experiments. Maurer is a visiting critic at Yale University School of Art and teaches interaction design at the Gerrit Reitveld Academy in Amsterdam.
Directly following each lecture, meet the designer and chat with fellow design lovers at the Garden Café in the lobby. Single Tickets Walker & AIGA members $18 / nonmembers $24 / students $10 Series Tickets Walker & AIGA members $60 / nonmembers $85 / students $40 Walker Art Center Cinema 1750 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis map »
About Insights Lecture Series
Co-presented by the Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota, 2013 marks the 27th anniversary of the Insights Lecture Series bringing the world’s leading graphic designers to the Twin Cities to share their work, process, and experience. Past lectures are all archived at channel.walkerart.org. The 2013 series features an international cast of speakers:
- Geoff McFettridge (Los Angeles) Tuesday, March 5th tickets & info »
- Eike König (Berlin) Tuesday, March 12th tickets & info »
- Job Wouters (Amsterdam) Tuesday, March 19th tickets & info »
- Luna Maurer (Amsterdam) Tuesday, March 26th tickets & info »
Highlights of past lectures are posted on the Insights Lecture Series page.