Ginger Nolan

Ginger Nolan is a PhD candidate in architecture history and theory at Columbia University, where she is also involved in the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. Her dissertation, “‘Savage Mind’ / Savage Machine: The Invention of the Media Arts and Sciences, 1870–1985,” examines the historical construction of “media arts,” proposing that an imagined, originary intelligence has been instrumental to the development of new technological systems for design. She has conducted archival research in Europe and the United States throughout the past year. Her dissertation work has been supported by the SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship, the Deutsche Akademischer Austausch Dienst, the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is currently a Mellon Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow of the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Center for the Social Sciences at Columbia University.

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