Ellen Lupton and Julia Lupton, leading voices in their respective fields of design practice and Shakespeare studies will be on campus Friday, November 18, to give a combined lecture titled, “Design, Storytelling, and Performance.” Ellen will engage the audience in processes of perception and cognition. How do vision and language interact with taste and smell? How is a joke like a train wreck? Julia will discuss how Shakespearean drama draws on physical sensation and spatial awareness in order to build virtues such as trust, courage, and respect. This event is part of the department’s lecture series, "Art, Vision, Agency," organized by Professor Nicole Woods. Ellen Lupton is a writer, curator, educator, and designer. She is Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. Lupton also serves as director of the Graphic Design MFA Program at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) in Baltimore, where she has authored numerous books on design processes, including Thinking with Type, Graphic Design Thinking, Graphic Design: The New Basics, and Type on Screen. Julia Reinhard Lupton is Professor of English and Associate Dean for Research, School of Humanities, at UC Irvine, where she has taught since 1989. She is the author or co-author of four books on Shakespeare, including Citizen-Saints: Shakespeare and Political Theology and Thinking with Shakespeare: Essays on Politics and Life. She is a Trustee of the Shakespeare Association of America and former Guggenheim Fellow. She co-authored two books on design with Ellen Lupton: DIY Kids and Design Your Life.