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Technology and Art Week (PULSE) 2008
January 23 – 27, 2008
Technology and Art Week at the Jepson Center for the Arts
Installations by Artists Carla Diana and Daniel Shiffman
Tech Week is back for 2008 with an exciting schedule of programs by artists working with art, technology, and interactivity. The Telfair will premiere the new installation “Nest” by Carla Diana-a visiting artist at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta-on January 23, and an interactive video by Daniel Shiffman-an instructor at New York University-on January 24. The week also includes workshops, lectures, a Family Day, and performances.
Technology and Art Week programs are presented free of charge. Project funding provided by the City of Savannah. All programs will be held at the Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts unless otherwise noted.
January 23, 12:30 pm
Lecture: “The Magic of Video Games” and Machinima Screening
Speaker: Brenda Brathwaite, Games Designer
Lecturer Brenda Brathwaite, Professor of Interactive and Game Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design, will speak on issues related to video games. The program will include a screening of a machinima (literally, machine cinema) film created within a video game environment.
January 24, 11 am
Lecture & Demonstration: “Experimental Devices for Performance”
Speaker: Andrew Schneider
New York-based artist Andrew Schneider will give a lecture and demonstration targeted to high school and college students. Schneider was recently featured in the New York Times, Wired, and Make magazine for his Experimental Devices for Performance, which include wireless music-making shoes and video masks that allow performers to trade facial expressions. The program is open to high school and college students, as well as the general public, by reservation only. Call 912.790.8827.
January 24, 6 pm
Lecture: “The Video Game as an Expressive Medium”
Speaker: Mary Flanagan, Hunter College
The Telfair presents a lecture by pioneering new media artist Mary Flanagan, who investigates everyday technologies through critical writing, artwork, and activist design projects. Her work has been exhibited internationally at museums and galleries including the Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum, and venues in Europe, Asia, and South America. Flanagan writes about popular culture and digital media such as computer games, virtual agents, and online spaces for numerous publications, and is the creator of “The Adventures of Josie True,” the first web-based adventure game for girls. She teaches in the Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College, NY, where she heads a research laboratory called TiltFactor.
January 25, 10:30 am and 4 pm
Youth Workshops: Computer Processing Art
Instructor: Daniel Shiffman
10:30 am Royce Learning Center
4 pm Moses Jackson Community Center
New York-based artist Daniel Shiffman will lead two workshops in which students will learn to create their own animated screensaver art using basic computer programming language. Space is limited; registration required. Call 912.790.8823.
January 27, 1-5 pm
Technology Expo and Family Sunday
This all-ages event will include demonstrations by technology-based artists Daniel Shiffman and Chito La Pena, student robot teams, hands-on activities for young people, and a live performance by New York-based electronic musician Nullsleep (Jeremiah Johnson). Nullsleep, who uses older videogame systems including Gameboys and NES platforms to compose and perform electronic music, has been featured at museums and art centers worldwide. He will be accompanied on video by Savannah VJ Sandro Imperato.