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A Colorful Statement on the Preservation of Biodiversity

This week’s contributing author, Adela Eskenazi, is from Panama City, Panama. She is a fifth-year undergraduate student at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts pursuing a BS in Architecture. VoCA is pleased to present this blog post in conjunction with Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History, Gloria Sutton’s Spring 2020 Honors Seminar, The Art of Visual… Read more »

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A Letter from VoCA Board President Jill Sterrett

Dear friends, I hope this finds you, your family, and friends well. When COVID-19 hit in March, many of us imagined we would be on our way to something more recognizable by August. Instead, if anything has become routine it is leaning into the uncertainty that lies ahead. Historians remind us that, throughout the course of… Read more »

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L’Union Fait La Force

This week’s contributing blogger, Aleyana Momplaisir, is a second-year student at Northeastern University majoring in Political Science. VoCA is pleased to present this blog post in conjunction with Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History, Gloria Sutton’s Spring 2020 Honors Seminar, The Art of Visual Intelligence at Northeastern University. This interdisciplinary course combines the powers of… Read more »

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Sterling Ruby: Elevating Craft Techniques into Contemporary Art

This week’s contributing writer, Kyle Chan, is a senior at Northeastern University studying computer science and finance. VoCA is pleased to present this blog post in conjunction with Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History, Gloria Sutton’s Spring 2020 Honors Seminar, The Art of Visual Intelligence at Northeastern University. This interdisciplinary course combines the powers of… Read more »

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MassArt Art Museum

This week’s contributing blogger, Nate Caldwell, is a Northeastern University senior studying Communications and Media Production. VoCA is pleased to present this blog post in conjunction with Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History, Gloria Sutton’s Spring 2020 Honors Seminar, The Art of Visual Intelligence at Northeastern University. This interdisciplinary course combines the powers of observation… Read more »

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Documentary Adjacent

This week’s contributing author, Tyler Hardy, is an undergraduate student at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts pursuing a BS in Behavioral Neuroscience. VoCA is pleased to present this blog post in conjunction with Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History, Gloria Sutton’s Spring 2020 Honors Seminar, The Art of Visual Intelligence at Northeastern University. This interdisciplinary… Read more »

A photograph of a framed image of just-divided HeLa cells.

Just Divided

This week’s contributing blogger, Samyukta Mallick, is a senior at Northeastern University pursuing a BS in Biochemistry with a minor in Music.  VoCA is pleased to present this blog post in conjunction with Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History, Gloria Sutton’s Spring 2020 Honors Seminar, The Art of Visual Intelligence at Northeastern University. This interdisciplinary… Read more »

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Extracting Bias from Digital Access

This week’s contributing author, Sabra Sisler, is a student at Northeastern University studying neuroscience and data science. VoCA is pleased to present this blog post in conjunction with Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History, Gloria Sutton’s Spring 2020 Honors Seminar, The Art of Visual Intelligence at Northeastern University. This interdisciplinary course combines the powers of… Read more »

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Commissioning Hope, Curating Awareness

Anton Repnikov is a senior undergraduate student at Northeastern University, pursuing a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Physics. VoCA is pleased to present this blog post in conjunction with Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History, Gloria Sutton’s Spring 2020 Honors Seminar, The Art of Visual Intelligence at Northeastern University. This interdisciplinary course combines the powers… Read more »

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Beverly Pepper: Reframing the Narrative

This week’s contributing author, Devin Raynor, is a second-year undergraduate student at Northeastern University, pursuing a BFA in Design. VoCA is pleased to present this blog post in conjunction with Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History, Gloria Sutton’s Spring 2020 Honors Seminar, The Art of Visual Intelligence at Northeastern University. This interdisciplinary course combines the… Read more »

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Decaying Artwork Finds New Life

This week’s contributing author, Natalie Reeder, is an undergraduate student at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts pursuing a combined BA and MA in International Affairs & Spanish.  VoCA is pleased to present this blog post in conjunction with Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History, Gloria Sutton’s Spring 2020 Honors Seminar, The Art of Visual Intelligence… Read more »

Tony Cokes: How Presentational Variance Affects Viewers

This week’s contributing author, Tess MacCurdy, is a fourth year Northeastern University student, studying Communication Studies and Sociology. VoCA is pleased to present this blog post in conjunction with Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History, Gloria Sutton’s Spring 2020 Honors Seminar, The Art of Visual Intelligence at Northeastern University. This interdisciplinary course combines the powers… Read more »