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360 Exhibition Tour


Aidekman Arts Center / Medford
September 8—December 18, 2020

One of the pioneers of the digital image, computer scientist, musician, weaver, and graphic artist, alumnus Janice Lourie (b.1930), J57, has been producing complex visual imagery using text and architecture for over 30 years. Tufts University Art Galleries are thrilled to present her newest body of work in conversation with her earliest achievements at IBM—where she filed the company's very first software patent in 1970—to mark her incredible career that has fused computer science and the arts for more than half a century. Organized by Dina Deitsch with Liz Canter.


Jan Lourie: Artist-Scientist
Single-channel video
4 minutes, 10 Seconds

Jan Lourie: Creative Process
Single-channel video
5 minutes, 9 Seconds

Director/Producer: Jennifer Burton/Five Sisters Productions
Director/Editor: Gabrielle Burton/Five Sisters Productions
Director of Photography: Allie Humunek
2nd Camera/Assistant Editor: Isabel Fernández Laignel, ’21

Educational Guide - The Woven Image

Boston Globe, How artist Janice Lourie, 90, became a trailblazing computer scientist at IBM