Dr. Peter McGraw and Chelsey Delaney // Decoding Humor in Art & Design
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
About the Lecture
Great comedy is an art form, but what makes an artist a great comedian? Our two humor experts hashed out the interplay of art, design, and comedy. We explored why something is funny, the benefits (and costs) of pursuing humor within art and design, and how humor enhances the creative process.
About the Lecturers
Peter McGraw, a marketing and psychology professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, directs the Humor Research Lab (HuRL) and is the co-author of The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny.
Chelsey Delaney is based in Brooklyn New York and leads User Experience at Planned Parenthood Federation of America at its new Digital Products Lab. She completed her Master of Design thesis on the intersection of humor and interaction design in 2011 at Carnegie Mellon University. She regularly writes and speaks about humor and design.
Additional Events with Peter McGraw and Chelsey Delaney
The RMCAD community is invited to join our guests on September 30, 2015 at 11:30 a.m., for a Next Day Q+A Session over lunch. For more information about this event please click here.
Chelsey is also leading a special workshop for RMCAD students titled Humor-Centered Design. For details about this RMCAD student event, please click here.