PLAYBOY, MAD MEN, AND ME---AND OTHER STORIES (2020). Julie Wosk's work at Playboy in the era of Mad Men, the challeges of being a civil riights worker in Alabama for Dr. Martin Luther King's organization, and more. See https://www.playboymadmenandme.com
Over 50 articles and reviews on technology, art, and design in peer-reviewed journals including Design Issues, Technology and Culture, Leonardo.
2016-2019 Articles on technology, robotics, art, film, theatre, and television for The Huffington Post and Ms. Magazine.
SELECT LIST: ARTICLES PUBLISHED
"From Moon Goddesses to Astronauts: Picturing Women in Space." Ms. Magazine, Sept. 11, 2019.
“Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology, Metropolitan Museum of Art.” Exhibit review, Technology and Culture, January 2017.
Huffington Post and Ms. Magazine 2016-2017
“Picturing Female Robots at the New York Hall of Science,” Huffington Post, April 22, 2017, updated September 6, 2017.
“Picturing Female Robots and Androids,” Ms. Magazine blog, August 30. 2017 http://msmagazine.com/blog/2017/08/30/picturing-female-robots-androids/
“Exhibit Raises Provocative Questions About Female Robots,” Huffington Post, August 29, 2017.
“Marjorie Prime”: A Film Where Technology Lets Loved Ones Live Forever,” Huffington Post, August 22, 2017 updated August 23, 2017.
“From Lace to Lasers — The Met Museum’s Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology Exhibit.” Huffington Post, May 14, 2016, updated May 4, 2017.
“Ghost in the Shell: This Cyborg Has Soul” April 3, 2017
“Turner’s Dazzling Port Paintings in New Exhibit at the Frick” February 23, 2017
“Cyborgs at the Whitney Museum,” February 2, 2017
“Love and Sex With Robots Conference Sparks Controversy,” December 22, 2016
“The Off-Broadway Play Marjorie Prime and Today’s Technologies: Talking Robots That May Someday Keep Us Company and Make Us Immortal Too.” Jan. 18, 2016.
“The New Curvy Barbie Dolls: What They Tell Us About Being Overweight” Feb. 12, 2016.
“The New Diversity in Barbie Dolls: Radical Change or More of the Same?” Feb. 7, 2016.
ARTICLES IN ACADEMIC JOURNALS 1980-2017
Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (review essay), Technology and Culture, January 2017.
“Update on the Film Metropolis.” Technology and Culture 51: 4 (October 2010): 1061-1062.
“On the Cover: Metropolis.” Technology and Culture 51: 2 (April 2010): 403-408.
“Catastrophe Chic: A Commentary.” Design Issues 23:4 (Autumn 2007): 93-97.
“Designing For Safety: Safe: Design Takes on Risk” (review essay). Technology and Culture 47:4 (October, 2006): 791-798.
“Perspectives on the Escalator in Photography and Art.” Catalogue essay for the exhibition Up Down and Across: Elevators, Escalators, and Moving Sidewalks. “ Washington, D.C.: National Building Museum/Merrell Pub. Co., 2003: 140-171.
“Photographing Devastation: Three Photography Exhibits of 11 September 2001.” Technology and Culture, 43: 4 (October 2002): 771-76.
"Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design." Design Issues (Spring 1996): 63-39.
"Brunel Meets Brunelleschi" (ornamented machines in America). American Heritage of Invention and Technology (Summer 1995): 58-63.
"Manhole Covers and the Myths of America." Design Book Review (MIT Press), (Winter\Spring 1995): 54-56.
"The Electric Eve: Galvanizing Women in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century
Literature, Film, and Art." Research in Philosophy and Technology 13 (1993): 43-56.
"The P.U.L.S.E. Exhibit." Leonardo (June 1988): 318-20.
"The Impact of Technology on the Human Image in Art." Leonardo (9, No. 2, 1986): 145-52.
"The Impact of Technology on Art and Art on Technology: A College Course Design," in The State University of New York, The New Liberal Arts--Curriculum in Transition (Albany: State Univ. of New York, 1986): 67-71.
"The Distancing Effect of Technology in Twentieth Century Poetry and Painting." San Jose Studies (Spring, 1985): 22-41. Awarded "Best Article of the Year" by San Jose Studies editors.
"The Aeroplane in Art." Art and Artists (London) (December 1984):24-28.
“The Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage: A Unique Exhibition Space." Technology and Culture, (April 1984): 292-93.
"The Explosive Emergence of Technology in Art." Art and Artists (London) (December 1982): 11-15.
"Picasso, Car Classics, and the Engineers." Art Education (journal of the National Art Education Association) (July 1982): 16-19.
"Humanities and the Machine: Responses to Technology." Technology and Culture ( July 1982): 435-38. (Report on SUNY Conversations in the Disciplines Conference held at SUNY Maritime College, 1981.)
"Lawrence Durrell: The Poet As Pygmalion." Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Quarterly (1981): 158-75. RJ
"The New American Classicism" (technology and American design).
USA Today (September 1980): 26-28.
"Artists on Technology." Technology Review (MIT Press) (January 1980): 66-75.
“Waiting For Dr. King” published as “Hearing A Call to Action in a Hymn.” New York Newsday, Editorial/Opinion Page (January 16, 2007) [story about Julie Wosk’s summer experience as a volunteer civil rights worker teaching English to African-American students for Dr. Martin Luther King’s SCLC organization in Alabama].
“Picturing Female Robots and Androids,” New York Hall of Science, April-October, 2017.
“Alluring Androids, Robot Women, and Electronic Eves, ” New York Hall of Science, 2008.
“Alluring Androids, Robot Women, and Electronic Eves,” The Cooper Union Nerken School of Engineering Gallery, 2008.
TELEVISION and PRESS INTERVIEWS:
2017 Interviews and stories about my exhibit “Picturing Female Robots and Androids” and my book My Fair Ladies done by NY1 Television, Queens Public Television (QPTV), Bronxnet, The Times Ledger, and more.
My lecture at Cooper Union “Alluring Androids and Robots in Film, Photography, and Art” was taped by PBS ( Public Broadcasting System) Channel Thirteen Television in New York and is viewable online.
Interviewed by London’s newspaper The Guardian about my book My Fair Ladies, July 13, 2015. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/13/ living-dolls-artificial-women-robots
Telewizja Polska (Polish National Television, Warsaw). Interviewed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, June 27, 2014. Broadcast in July, 2014.
KBS (Korean Broadcasting System, Seoul). Interview conducted in New York “Davinci Note.” Broadcast in Seoul and New York, Dec. 2, 2014.
Radio Interviews About My Book My Fair Ladies and “Picturing Female Robots and Androids”
July 12, 2017, “Artificial Eves,” Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast https://grokscience.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/artificial-eves/
September 3, 2015 “Cool Science.” NPR Radio, Salt Lake City, Utah
July 17, 2015 “Sean Moncrieff Show, Newstalk,” National Irish Radio, telephone interview broadcast live.
September 19, 2015 “The Neil Delamere Program.” Interviewed by telephone for Today FM in Dublin. Podcast available online.
NPR/WAMC Albany. Program “51%” Telephone interview broadcast Dec. 17, b 2015. Podcast online http://wamc.org/post/51-show-1378#stream/0
October 24, 2015 WVOX—New Rochelle, New York. Podcast available.
CONFERENCE PAPERS AND GUEST LECTURES: A SELECTION
* Note: I have presented over 170 conference papers and invited talks on art, literature, gender, and technology in addition to my presentations as a member of the Speaker in the Humanities Program sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities. Here are some highlights:
“Designing Machines With Women in Mind,” annual meeting of the College Art Association, New York, February 15, 2017.
“ My Fair Ladies” Salon Talk sponsored by the New York Metro American Studies Association. Hunter College, Dec. 7, 2015.
“Falling in Love With a Robot.” New York Metropolitan American Studies Association, November 14, 2015.
“Author at the Library.” New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Library. October 21, 2015.
“Female Androids and Robots in a Changing Technological World,” Annual Conference of the Society for the History of Technology,” Albuquerque, New Mexico, October, 2015.
“Female Robots and Androids: Changing Technologies and Cultural Views,” in Plenary Session “Computer Meets Human” of the Joint Conference of IEEE (International Electrical and Electronic Engineers) and the International Committee for the History of Technology, Tel Aviv University, August 2015.
“Alluring Androids and Robots in Film, Photography, and Art.” Nassau Community College, December 11, 2014.
“How American and British Artists Captured the Excitement and Trauma of Living in a Rapidly Mechanizing Society.” New York Public Library, December 2013. http://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2013/12/04/julie-wosk
“Alluring Androids and Robots in Film, Photography, and Art.” New Rochelle Public Library, December 2013.
“Imaging Technological Disasters in Nineteenth-Century Photography and Art.” Annual meeting of the College Art Association, New York, February 2013.
“The Art of the Robot.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Committee for the History of Technology” Barcelona, Spain, July 2012.
Co-Organizer and Co-Chair, Panel “Gendering the Posthuman.” Annual Meeting, College Art Association, Los Angeles, CA, February 2012.
“Women and the Machine.” Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont, June 2012.
Commentator. “Disasters! A Conference on Disasters in History.” Hagley Museum and Library, April 9, 2011.
“Revisiting Lost Machines.” Society for the History of Technology, Tahoma, WA, October 2010.
“Alluring Androids, Robot Women, and Electronic Eves: Artificial Women Through the Ages.” The Mount (The estate of novelist Edith Wharton), Lenox, MA, March 2009.
“Alluring Androids and Robots in Film, Photography, and Art.” SUNY Stony Brook, February 2009.
“Alluring Androids and Robots in Film, Photography, and Art.” The Cooper Union Nerken School of Engineering. New York, October 2008.
“Wired For Fashion: Artists’ Images of Crinolines and Bustles.” Ventfort Hall (Guilded Age Museum), Lenox, MA, July 2008.
“Alluring Androids and Robots in Film, Photography, and Art.” SUNY College of Technology, Utica, April 2008.
“Alluring Androids and Robots in Film, Photography and Art.” Rochester Public Library, May
“Designing For Women, Designing For Men.” Conference, International Committee for the History of Technology, Copenhagen, August 2007.
“Disasters in Photography and Art.” 50th Anniversary Conference, Society for the History of Technology, Washington, D.C., October 2007.
“Imaging Technological Disasters in Photography and Art.” Society for the History of Technology annual meeting, Washington, DC, October 2007.
“Designing For Women, Designing For Men.” International Society for the History of Technology, Symposium, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 2007.
“Designing For Women, Designing For Men.” Rensellaer Polytechnic Institute, May 11, 2005.
“Women and the Machine.” Cooper Union, November 9, 2004.
“Women and the Machine: Images in Photography, Advertising, and Art,” Princeton University, April 2004.
“Women and the Machine: Images in Photography, Advertising, and Art.” City University of New York Graduate Center Science & the Arts Series, March 2004.
“Images of Women and Machines,” Columbia University, October 2003.
“Changing Images of Women and Machines,” Annual Conference, Society for Literature and Science, Austin, Texas, October 2003.
“Interactive Art: A Thirty-Five Year Retrospective.” Symposium, International Committee for the History of Technology, St. Petersburg and Moscow, August 2003.
Humanities Forum Speaker, Stevens Institute of Technology, March 2003.
“Changing Images of Women and Machines. “ New York Academy of Sciences, October 2002.
“Wired for Fashion: Crinolines and Bustles in Photography and Art.” Conference, Society for the History of Technology, Toronto, October 2002.
“Electric Women in Art, Fiction, and Film. “ Art History Conference, Barnard College, November 2001.
Galvanizing Women in Art,, Film, and Fiction.” Conference, Society for Literature and Science, SUNY Buffalo, October 2001.
“Glamour and Grit: Images of Women Defense Workers in World War II.” Society for the History of Technology annual conference, Munich, August 2000.
Chairman, panel organizer, and paper presenter, panel on “Interactive Art: A Thirty-Year Retrospective,” College Art Association annual conference, New York, February 2000.
“Images of Women and Transportation Vehicles.” , 25th Symposium of the International Committee for the History of Technology, Lisbon, August 1998.
“Interactive Art: A Thirty-Year Retrospective.” Symposium on Art and Technology, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE, October 1998.
“Plastics in Art and Design.” XXth International Congress of the History of Science,” Lieges, Belgium, 1997.
“Images of Women and American Vehicles of Change.” Invited Speaker at Transportation Symposium and Consultant for New Permanent Transportation Exhibition, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, Washington, DC, November 1996.
“American Artists and the Vietnam War.” The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York, November 1996.
“Aviation Imagery and the Distancing Effect of Technology.” International Committee for the History of Technology, Budapest, August 1996.
“Artists and Technology in the Modern World.” New York State Museum at Albany. March 1996.
“Poetry, Painting, and the Distance of War.” Conference on Literature and War, New York College English Association, New York University, April 1995.
“New Designs for Industry in the Nineteenth Century.” Smithsonian Institution, Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design, April 1994.
“Women and Technology in Poetry and Art.” Society for Literature and Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, November 1993.
“Mastering the Machine: Images of Women and Technology in Art,” New York Women’s Studies Association Conference, SUNY Stony Brook, March 1993.
“Images of Artificial Women in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century Literature, Film, and Art,” Annual Conference, Society for the History of Technology, Atlanta, October 1992.
“Perspectives on Women and Technology in Early Twentieth-Century Art, Advertising, and Poetry” Annual Conference, Society for the History of Technology, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware, October 1988.
“Artists’ Responses to Technology.” Brookhaven National Laboratory, November 1989.
“The Distant View: Perspectives and the Airplane in American Literature and Art.” Tenth Biennial Convention, American Studies Association, October 1985.
“The Search for Style in an Industrialized Society. ” Guest Lecture, Lehigh University Mellon Foundation Lecture Series on Science, Technology, and the Humanities, September 1983.
“The Impact of Art on Technology-Technology on Art.” Columbia University, Conference on the Arts in a Technological Society, February 1983.
EXHIBITS OF MY PAINTINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS:
My own large-format photographs included in “Picturing Female Robots and Androids,” The New York Hall of Science, April-October 22, 2017.
PWCC Photography at the Ryan Center, group exhibit, Manhattan, Summer 2016.
Julie Wosk, Recent Paintings and Photographs, Annual Meeting, College Art Association, Feb.3-6, 2016. Washington, DC
Photograph in the juried exhibit “Camera’s Eye View,” New Rochelle Council on the Arts, Rotunda Gallery, September-October 2014, New Rochelle City Hall.
Mixed-Media Painting selected for juried exhibit “A Matter of Time.” National Clock and Watch Museum, Columbia, Pennsylvania, October 2013-May 2014.
Photographs, “Outrageous,” juried exhibit, New Rochelle Council on the Arts, New Rochelle Public Library, March 2013.
Juried Group exhibit, “Pittsfield Contemporary Dot Com,” mixed-media paintings with texts. Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA, July 22-August 20, 2011.
“Alluring Androids, Robot Women, and Electronic Eves.” I curated this exhibit which included my own photographs. Cooper Union Gallery, New York, 2008.
“Alluring Androids, Robot Women, and Electronic Eves.” Same as above, McCroy Gallery, New York Hall of Science, Queens, New York, June-September, 2006.
Solo exhibit, “Mostly Mannequins, Masks, and Urban Molls,” large format photographs. . Polkadot Gallery (renamed Playhouse on the Green Gallery), Bridgeport, Connecticut, June-September 2001.
Solo exhibit, “Mannequins, Masks, and Urban Molls,” large format photographs. A.I.R. Gallery, Manhattan, October-November 2000.
Juried group exhibit, photographs. Krasdale Gallery, White Plains, New York, October 1998-January 1999.
Group exhibit. Professional Women Photographers, Cornell University Medical Library, Manhattan, August-Sept.1998.
Group exhibit, photographs. “Viewpoints 96,” Lever House, Park Avenue, Manhattan, Feb.-March, 1996.
Solo exhibit, photographs. Sonnenshein Nath & Rosenthal, Manhattan, June-August 1994.
Juried group exhibit, photographs and oil paintings. Krasdale Gallery, May-August 1993.
Juried group exhibit, photographs and oil paintings. “The Artists of the Bronx,” Krasdale Gallery, Oct.1992-January 1993.
Juried group exhibit, photographs. “Modern Times Through the Concerned Eye,” Katonah Museum, Katonah, New York, May-June 1992.