Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

PULSE Art + Technology Festival

January 17 - January 21

PULSE Art + Technology Festival at Telfair Museums in Savannah, GA


Telfair Museums’ PULSE Art + Technology Festival enters its 12th year with a heady blend of immersive art experiences, lectures, family programs, music, and more. PULSE includes the featured exhibition Radiance (pictured above), a new immersive installation by artists Max Almy, Teri Yarbrow, and Josephine Leong. The exhibition includes mandala-like video installations and a virtual reality experience that allows visitors to enter an interactive field of light. A showcase of recent virtual and augmented reality projects includes Danish artist Jakob Kudst Steensen’s new VR experience Aquaphobia (pictured at right), in which visitors will explore a futuristic landscape that addresses fear of water and rising ocean levels. Wangshu Sun’s VR installation Dream of Wings allows you to soar over a landscape as a bird, and other new immersive works will rotate into Telfair’s ongoing TechSpace.

PULSE opens 5pm, January 17 and runs through January 21. PULSE programs include an opening night lecture by the artists of the Radiance exhibition and a new projection performance by festival mainstays the Medeology Collective. The second evening will focus on STEAM education with a free, all-ages screening of the new documentary film Dream Big, highlighting engineers making the world a better place. Avery Bang, a distinguished engineer featured in the film, will participate in a panel and answer audience questions afterward. Elementary- through college-age students can also enjoy two free morning programs of exciting presentations and dialogue with creatives working in tech fields from VR to coding and videogames.

Other events include the museum’s annual PULSE Family Day and STEAM Expo featuring hands-on tech projects for all ages, creative tech demos from local schools and colleges, and live performances. Free workshops for students and teachers will get participants started in app development, videogame design, and coding. The program closes with a new take on the science fiction film classic Metropolis. Artists Alessandro Imperato and David Spencer reprocess a public domain version of the film with live visual effects, accompanied by a live electronic musical score. Get your wonder on and experience the future at PULSE 2018.

PULSE is organized by Telfair Museums and curated by Harry DeLorme, Senior Curator of Education.








  • Radiance: An installation and VR Experience by Max Almy and Teri Yarbrow with Josephine Leong
  • AQUAPHOBIA: A VR experience by Jakob Kudsk Steensen
  • Choose Your Reality: Recent VR and AR Projects
  • TechSpace (ongoing, rotating exhibition of art and technology projects)



All PULSE events are free to students with valid student IDs and Chatham County residents with proof of residency, except for the opening night lecture and performance (which is free to museum members, $8 admission for non-members). Without a valid student or Chatham County ID, regular museum admission is required for entrance.

January 17, 6pm
Doors open at 5pm. 6pm PULSE opening lecture by Max Almy, Teri Yarbrow, and Josephine Leong. 7pm performance, Media Ex Machina by the Medeology Collective.
Free to members / $8 non-members.


January 18, 11am
Student Panel and Q&A with PULSE artists Max Almy, Teri Yarbrow, and Josephine Leong (grades 4–12, college)

January 18, 2pm
VR/AR  Artists Panel with Jakob Kudst Steensen, Wangshu Sun

January 18, 6pm
Screening and lecture: Dream Big: Engineering Our World and panel discussion with engineer Avery Bang, sponsored by Tharpe Engineering Group and the Society of Women Engineers, Chatham County Chapter. Reception to follow with projections by John Colette.
Free and open to the public!

January 19, 11am
Lightning Tech Talks for Students (grades 4–12). Speakers include Yvonne Jouffrault, Malcolm Howard, Aleshia Howell, and Carl V. Lewis.

January 19, 2 pm
PULSE Curators’ Tour

January 20, 10am–5pm
Free Family Day – free admission to the Jepson Center all day! Activities available from 1-4pm.

January 20, 1–4pm
STEAM Expo and Free Family Day exhibition-related activities in the Jepson Center. Plus, don’t miss the musical performance at 2pm by The Glad Scientist – aka Daniel Sabio – an artist, musician and technologist who performs music live in Virtual Reality.

January 21, 2pm
Metropolis-Synthesis, screening/performance with live visuals by Alessandro Imperato and score by David Spencer and Jason Butcher


Investment is provided by the City of Savannah.

Investment is provided by the City of Savannah


Exhibition Sponsor:


Media Sponsor:



January 17
January 21
Event Categories:
, , , , , ,


Jepson Center
207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States