Sunday, October 14, 2012

David S. Benjamin will Present "Archives as Aesthetic: Ralph Lauren and the Appropriation of American Cultural Desire"

David S. Benjamin graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in American Studies.  He has worked as an actor, a magician, unloading trucks, installing closets, selling cigars, pens, vintage clothing, as a clerk in a municipal records office, a reference librarian, an archivist, a rare books and documents specialist, an aesthetic consultant, and as a freelance writer.  He holds a graduate degree in Library and Information Science from Long Island University’s Palmer School as well as one in History from New York University.  He divides his time between consulting and teaching at LIM College. His research and writing interests include post-war and contemporary American popular culture, 19th century American literary and intellectual history, information and metadata-syndetic theory, as well as the critical and philosophical investigation of consumer behavior.  His writing has appeared in both print and on the web.  He lives in New York.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.

Registration is closed at this time. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact Lisa Ryan at

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