For more than three decades, the Biennial Ammerman Arts and Technology Symposium presented by Connecticut College has provided a forum for artists and researchers from around the world to share ideas, performances and exhibitions of visual art with Conn students and faculty in a way that explores cultural issues through the lenses of art and technology.
Called “Intersections,” this year’s symposium—Conn’s 16th—had nearly 100 innovators from an eclectic mix of disciplines who focused on the theme of social justice. The symposium examined contemporary topics related to gender, race, economic inequality and the societal impact of modern technology.
“We’ve been doing this symposium a long time, and it’s important to be topical,” said Andrea Wollensak, who serves as director of the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology. “This year, the idea was to explore and express ideas on race, class, power and social justice.”
Beyond attending the various exhibitions, performances and discussions, students had the opportunity to work with artists and participate in installations. Several students also presented projects and received feedback from symposium participants.