Teaching

Starting with the premise that every image either reinforces or challenges the status quo, James develops courses that address the making and understanding of our image world. Since 2004, he has taught seminars in philosophy, art history, pedagogy, and design at Pratt Institute and Bard Early College, as well as studio courses and workshops. He currently teaches at Parsons School of Design.

Curriculum Vitae

History of Graphic Design

Parsons School of Design, New York

An online seminar that analyzes the history, philosophy, and theory of graphic design from classical concepts to current trends.

Identity: The Self and the World

Bard Early College, New Orleans

An exploration of the line between collective identity and our interior worlds. Together we will examine the ways we define ourselves and how we are defined by others.

History of Art

Bard Early College, New Orleans

Why do we make art? This question will guide us through ancient philosophies, mechanized wars, personal revolutions, and our strange new world of glowing screens.

Utopia/Dystopia

Bard Early College, New Orleans

After examining past visions of the future, we will wrestle with the problems and possibilities of creating an ideal society.


Other Courses

History of American Education

Pratt Institute

Survey of Literature in Design Education

Pratt Institute

What Does It Mean to Be Human?

Bard Early College New Orleans

Introduction to Visual Culture

Pratt Institute

Information Design

Parsons School of Design

Populist Media: The Comic, Cartoon, and Graphic Novel

Parsons School of Design

Introduction to Interactive Design

Parsons School of Design

Teaching & Technology: Designing for Change

Pratt Institute