||CRCA Exchange - Augmenting Interventions|
The Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA) is pleased to invite you to:
CRCA Exchange #9: AUGMENTING INTERVENTIONS
Featuring CRCA Visiting Researcher: John Craig Freeman
Wednesday February 15, 6pm - 7pm
CRCA Performative Computing Lab
Room 1606, Atkinson Hall
UCSD Voigt Drive, La Jolla
CRCA Exchange is open to the public and is followed by a reception.
CRCA Exchange #9 : AUGMENTING INTERVENTIONS : John Craig Freeman
Whereas the public square was once the quintessential place to air grievances, display solidarity, express difference, celebrate similarity, remember, mourn, and reinforce shared values of right and wrong, it is no longer the only anchor for interactions in the public realm. That geography has been relocated to a novel terrain, one that encourages exploration of mobile location based monuments, and virtual memorials. Moreover, public space is now truly open, as artworks can be placed anywhere in the world, without prior permission from government or private authorities – with profound implications for art in the public sphere and the discourse that surrounds it.
John Craig Freeman is a public artist with over twenty years of experience using emergent technologies to produce large-scale public work at sites where the forces of globalization are impacting the lives of individuals in local communities. His work seeks to expand the notion of public by exploring how digital networked technology is transforming our sense of place. Freeman is an Associate Professor of New Media at Emerson College in Boston and currently in residence as a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts at UCSD.
CRCA Exchange is a series of free lecture and discussion events open to the general public. The organizers would appreciate it if you could share this announcement with any relevant distribution lists to which you have access.
The CRCA Exchange series is supported by The Center for Research in Computing and the Arts, in conjunction with Calit2 and the UCSD 50th Anniversary.