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When looking for a project on which to base the thesis for her M.F.A. in Curatorial Practice, Yvonne Hardy Phillips didn't have to gaze far beyond the stoop at her former home at 1139 Harford Ave., on the corner of Harford Avenue and Biddle Street.
Open Access is the international movement to remove paywalls and copyright restrictions on information. The Decker Library is seeking to spread awareness of, and advocate for, Open Access policies in the sciences, arts, and academia. See a selection of items from MICA's archives that are currently availble though OA, online at digitaldecker.mica.edu.
An international team of researchers led by Dr. Robin Corbet, part-time faculty member in MICA's Humanistic Studies Department and astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, has discovered the first gamma-ray binary in a galaxy other than our own using data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and other facilities.
Brockett Horne and Ellen Lupton launch a massive open online courses on graphic design history.
Joyce J. Scott '70 (Art Education B.F.A.) has been named a 2016 Fellow of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The fellowships, popularly known as "genius" grants, are awarded annually and carry a five-year, $625,000 prize, which recipients are free to use as they see fit. A native of Baltimore, Scott is best known for her use of small, delicate beads to craft strong messages of societal issues embedded in gender, race and class.
The Growing Girls Project has been named one of eight Sappi Ideas that Matter grant winners. The Sappi Ideas that Matter grant recognizes projects for their social impact and value as well as their design excellence. The grant will support the production of a smart and savvy set of puberty educational tools.
When the Euromaidan Revolution ended in Ukraine in 2014, the city of Kiev was left covered in the detritus of the revolt. Almost as soon as high government officials fled the country and parliament began voting on a series of reforms, a series of fantastic, large-scale murals began appearing across the city. Gaia '11 and Mata Ruda '12 are among street artists ushering in a new era in Ukraine.
Pet.Me, an interactive app was named among 14 Adobe Design Achievement Award winners worldwide. Pet.Me is part of the Growing Girls Project, a collaboration between MICA's Graphic Design M.F.A. program and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.