Lecture Series Remembers Innovative Arts, Technology Professor Stephen Wilson

Tuesday, September 09, 2014
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- For over 27 years Stephen Wilson taught conceptual/information arts at SF State. Now, three years after his death, the department he worked in is presenting a new lecture series dedicated in his name. The Stephen Wilson Lecture Series aims to “feature guest artists who work at the same intersection as Professor Wilson: art, science, technology and culture,” according to the event page on the Art Department’s website. Joseph DeLappe, a professor at University of Nevada, will give the inaugural lecture Thursday, September 11, that has been “a year and a half in the making,” according to Paula Levine, an Art professor at SF State, colleague of Wilson’s and organizer of the lecture series. “I wanted to have his spirit and dedication to this area continue,” Levine said. “So it was important for me to set up this lecture series that provided an opportunity for contemporary artists who are working in that same space.”