The Cordelia and William Laverack Family Assistant Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies
- Box 90766, Durham, NC 27708-0766
114 South Buchanan Blvd, A262A Smith Warehouse, Bay 10, Durham, NC 27708
- Phone: (919) 613-6726
- Office Hours: I'd be delighted to schedule an appointment with you. I'm generally available on Fridays in Smith, or we could grab a coffee on another weekday.
Mark Olson is Cordelia and William Laverack Family Assistant Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University. He teaches courses on media (new & old - theory, practice, & history) and medicine & visual culture. As a extension of his past work with the MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media & Learning Initiative, he collaborates on the development of a new interdisciplinary project that connects the study of the material culture of art history, architecture and archaeology with new media modes of representation and visualization. Olson is the former Director of New Media & Information Technologies for HASTAC (Humanties, Arts, Sciences & Technology Advanced Collaboratory) and the John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary & International Studies.
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2009
Awards and Honors
Laverack Family Assistant Professorship. Dean of Arts & Sciences., 2013
Mellon Faculty Book Manuscript Completion Fellow. Franklin Humanities Institute., 2012
- Anatomical Theater, and the Performance of Morality (Anatomy Day Presentation). November 18, 2013
- Media & Medicine, Guest Lecture for CULANTH 424T (Medical Anthropology). October 1, 2013
- Visualizing Venice: Teaching, Technology, Infrastructure. June 17, 2013
- Roundtable Moderator & Respondent: "Mapping Space & Time - Configuring Connections, Trade & Travel, Past & Present". May 2, 2013
- Learning by Making: Digital Methods and the Wired! Experiment at Duke University. March 6, 2013
- Media & Medicine, Guest Lecture for CULANTH 424T (Medical Anthropology). February 8, 2013
- Arduino & Processing 101: Physical Computing for Artists, Guest Lecture for MFAEDA 713 (Computational Media Studio). January 24, 2013
- Anatomy, Anatomical Theater, and the Performance of Morality (Anatomy Day Presentation). November 19, 2012
- Toward a Process Ontology for Digital Archives (Invited Keynote). November 2, 2012
- The Rise of Robotics in Contemporary Medicine. October 24, 2012
- Code in the Classroom: New Techniques in Pedagogy (Panel Discussion). October 4, 2012
- What is the Wired Lab? - Opportunities for Undergraduates. September 18, 2012
- Arduino & Processing 101: Physical Computing for Artists. April 12, 2012
- Hacking the Humanities. March 2, 2012
- Moderator & Respondent, "Digital Museums, Archives, and Publications" (panel). February 7, 2012
- Invited Respondent, "Emergent Bodies and Embodiments" (panel). January 20, 2012
- Media & Medicine. October 12, 2011
- Circuits: Performance, Technology & New Media. November 12, 2010
Service to the Profession
- Reviewer : Digital Humanities Quarterly (Journal). 2012
- Tertiary Reviewer, Art Division : SIGGRAPH 2012. 2012
- Conference Planning Committee & Webmaster : 2012 CHAT Festival. August 1, 2011 - March 1, 2012
- Visualizing Venice Steering Committee. 2011
- Council of Advisors, Humanities, Humanities, Arts, Science & Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC). 2010
- Olson, MJV. (2013, July). Hacking the Humanities: 21st Century Literacies and the ’Becoming-Other’ of the Humanities. In E Belfiore and A Upchurch (Eds.), Humanities in the 21st Century: Beyond Utility and Markets (pp. 237-250). Palgrave Macmillan.
- Olson, M. (1998). ’Everybody Loves Our Town’: Scenes, Spatiality, Migrancy. In T Swiss, J Sloop & A Herman (Eds.), Mapping the Beat: Popular Music and Contemporary Theory (pp. 269 – 289-269 – 289). Malden, MA: Blackwell.
- Olson, M, & Sloop, J. (1998). A Politics of Meaning in Rhetorical Studies. In T Rosteck (Ed.), At the Intersection: Cultural Studies and Rhetorical Studies (pp. 248 – 265-248 – 265). New York: Guilford Press.