Mark Olson

Mark Olson

Assistant Professor

Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Fellowship Year(s)
  • 2017-2018

Mark Olson is Cordelia and William Laverack Family Assistant Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University. He teaches courses on media (old and new – history, theory, & practice) and medicine & visual culture. His work focuses on emerging technologies and their impact on communities of practice (artists, surgeons, art & architectural historians).  He is co-director of the S-1: Speculative Sensation Lab  a founding member of the Wired lab for Digital Art History & Visual Culture, and co-PI on the Neuroplicity project.  

Mark Olson's Blog Posts

From Paper to PCBs: Printed Circuit Boards as New Media Writing
June 2, 2018

In Fall 2017 and in collaboration with colleague Matthew Kenney, I offered a new course entitled Physical Computing, a critical media studies approach to the emerging ecosystem of internet-connected... read moreabout From Paper to PCBs: Printed Circuit Boards as New Media Writing »