Open All Ports
Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology Event Series, Fall 2015
The Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology has embarked this year on a new initiative funded by the Mellon Foundation, dedicated to reimagining and broadening our engagement through Arts and Technology with the broader communities on and off campus. This rich event series is a part of this work, and draws on the theme “Open all Ports” to which our upcoming 15th Biennial Symposium for Arts and Technology is dedicated. We now exist in an era in which we attempt to balance access, information, security, privacy and freedom. Ports have gained newfound significance, no longer understood solely as traffic nodes, but as points of a larger exploration and reflection on connectivity and sharing.
The event series includes several parallel programs:
- The Mellon Public Lecture series, featuring internationally recognized artists and scholars dealing with the wide-reaching implications of opening the connections between Art, Science, the Humanities and our environment.
- Co-sponsored events on Arts, Technology and Society, featuring both CC professors and a visiting filmmaker, dealing with issues of representation and social justice.
- Lunch Conversations: Sonic Futures and the Activist Imaginary: Visiting guest artists and scholars of AT222a taught by visiting Mellon Fellow Caroline Park, speak and perform, drawing on unique areas of expertise from community arts engagement, contemporary culture in visual art and music, and critical thought.
- Workshops and Live Arts Events: public performances and exhibitions by our students and visitors
- Ammerman Sci-Fi , Arts and Technology Film Series: three films curated by our student-scholars, accompanied by demos and conversations.