Kevin Moist

Kevin Moist

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Kevin Moist presents paper at ’60s Counterculture Conference

Kevin M. Moist, associate professor of communications, recently presented a paper at the Revisiting the Summer of Love, Rethinking the Counterculture Conference, held in San Francisco in July. The conference, sponsored by Northwestern University and the California Historical Society, is the first of its kind, bringing together scholars from a variety of disciplines as well as original participants to examine the ongoing social, cultural, political, and artistic significance of the 1960s counterculture.

Moist’s presentation, “Visionary Visuals: The Psychedelic Rhetoric of 1960s San Francisco Concert Posters,” was part of a panel about the psychedelic graphic style that originated in San Francisco and became a visual symbol of the counterculture throughout popular culture and the arts.