Join fantasy and fine artist Justin Kunz as he discusses what fantasy art is, how it has changed with media and technology, and what fantasy art says about the human experience, postmodernity, and our collective memories and aspirations. Following the discussion, participate in an intimate Q&A regarding the process of developing fantasy worlds through individual creative vision and collaborative visual storytelling.
Sat, Jan 12
"Fantasy Art and Our Need to Live Our Dreams" with Justin Kunz--Lecture, Main Library Auditorium
"Illustrating Worlds Fantastic" Speaker's Workshop, Conference Room B
Sat, Jan 19
Fantasy Film and the Vision of the Mythic Self" with Kynan Griffin, Jason Faller, and John Lyde--Lecture, Level 4 Conference Room
Speaker's Workshop, Level 4 Conference Room
This series of discussions will be be hosted by Dr. Alf Seegert, from the University of Utah department of English. Seegert's research focuses on "cybercultural ecologies," examining the interpenetrating relationships between nature, virtuality, and narratives as represented in literature, film, and new media. His current research focuses specifically on the role of the Fantastic in relation to virtuality and nature.
The Fantasy Genre Speaker Series is Funded by The Utah Humanities Council.
Location: Main Library Auditorium
Contact Information: (801) 524-8200