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PULSE Art + Technology Festival

January 11–15, 2017
Jepson Center

Celebrating 11 years of innovative and amazing technology-based art in Savannah! PULSE lets you become part of the art with interactive exhibitions, artist talks, performances, and more! Daytime admission to PULSE is free and open to the public, sponsored by the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs and Connect Savannah.

Purchase a PULSE Pass for exclusive access to all evening lectures and performances. (Arrive early; auditorium seating is first-come, first-served.) PULSE Passes can be reserved online beginning December 1 on this page. Members free / non-members $15.

Click here to reserve your PULSE Pass  »

Passes available for pickup at the Jepson Center beginning January 6 through the end of the festival.

 

PULSE is sponsored by the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs and Hargray Communications.
Media sponsor: Connect Savannah

 

 

Schedule

Daytime Events

Free and open to the public

Pre-PULSE Youth Workshop*: Intro to Game Development with Game Maker
Friday, January 6, 4–6pm
Ages 9-12
Instructor: Jonathan Bushnell
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Pre-PULSE Youth Workshop*: Technology and Dance
Sunday, January 8, 11am–1pm
Ages 7-12
Instructor: Britt Bacon
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PULSE Lecture for Students #1
Thursday, January 12, 11am
With artists Heather Dewey-Hagborg and David Bowen.

PULSE Artist Talk and Demo
Thursday, January 12, 2pm
Artists Melanie Hoff and Druhv Mehrotra discuss Dopplecam, an AI app.

PULSE Lecture for Students #2
Friday, January 13, 10am
Featuring artist Courtney Brown.

Curator’s Tour
Friday, January 13, 2pm

PULSE Youth Workshop*: Create Your Own Brand and Logo!
Friday, January 13, 4–6pm
Ages 12+
Instructor: Vanessa Jaber
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PULSE Youth Workshop*: Make a Plantbot!
Saturday, January 14, 10am–12pm
Ages 10+
Instructors: Jeff Schmuki and Wendy DesChene
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Free Family Day and Expo
Saturday, January 14, 1–4pm
Includes a new “Student Maker Zone” and a matinee performance of excerpts from The Odyssey Redux at 2pm.

Big Screen Gaming!
Sunday, January 15, 2–4pm
Enjoy casual, competitive gaming of recent indie videogames on the big screen.
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*Free with registration. Call 912.790.8820 or reserve online starting December 1.

PULSE Evening Events

PULSE Pass required

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Passes available for pickup at the Jepson Center beginning January 6 through the end of the festival.

 

Opening Night Lecture and Performances
Wednesday, January 11
6pm Lecture by artists Heather Dewey-Hagborg and David Bowen
7pm Projection mapping performance
“The Four Unicorns of the Apocalypse” by the Medeology Collective in the atrium. Cash bar.

Interactive Performances
Thursday, January 12,
6pm “Submerged,” a dance with interactive visuals choreographed by Britt Bacon.
6:30pm “How to Speak Dinosaur,” a performance and talk by Courtney D. Brown

The Odyssey Redux
Friday, January 13, 6pm
A Live Media Art Adaptation of Homer’s famous epic poem by Alessandro Imperato and David Spencer.

Chiptune Night! Concert
Saturday, January 14, 7pm
Featuring Little Paw, with Matt Akers.

 

Exhibitions

 

Re-embodied: From Information to Sculpture
January 12–April 9

Featuring Heather Dewey-Hagborg’s unnerving portrait sculptures based on DNA information extracted from materials that people leave behind (e.g. chewing gum or hair). Courtney Brown and Sharif Razzaque’s RAWR! A Study in Sonic Skulls builds upon scans of a hadrosaur to create a sculpture that allows participants to recreate the sounds of an extinct creature.

 

 

Alt-AI
January 12–March 26

Telfair features selections from Alt-AI, an exhibition that explores artificial intelligence and machine learning through art. Presented works at Telfair include Gene Kogan’s Cubist Mirror, which transforms the viewer’s image into the style of a cubist painting, as well as Melanie Hoff and Druv Mehrotra’s Doppelcam, an app that matches your photograph with an image pulled from the internet.

ArtCade
January 12–March 26

Featured works include London-based artist Robin Baumgarten’s ingenious, internationally-exhibited Line Wobbler, an abstract dungeon crawler game played with a spring controller and a 15-foot-long LED strip. Also on display is art collective Kokoromi’s Superhypercube, a beautiful virtual reality puzzler recently released for the PSVR system, as well as Mason Lindroth’s strange and surreal game Hylics. Don’t Touch Red, is an immersive cooperative game designed in SCAD’s Physical Computing classes. Come play!

 

 

PULSE Offsite Event

Sonic Deviations: A Sound Art Showcase curated by Jeffrey Tosh and Emily Hadland
Thursday January 12, 2017 8pm-11pm
Location: Space Station at Starlandia, 2436 Bull Street
Presented by Graveface Records and Starlandia. Free Admission.