NEW LONDON — Connecticut College’s Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology will present “Intersections,” the 16th annual biennial arts and technology symposium, from Feb. 15-17. The symposium brings artists and researchers together to share ideas and present new works, research and performances, all addressing one or more forms of fusion between technology and the arts.
This year’s theme, “Intersections,” represents the moment at which different ideas, interests, and beliefs from varied backgrounds in arts and technology all come together. It also uses technical and creative means to highlight social justice issues College students and faculty have been discussing in classrooms and other campus venues.
“This is an important moment of ‘Intersections’ for our country and for our global society,” said Andrea Wollensak, professor of art and the Judith Ammerman ’60 Director of the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology. “Through the symposium’s commissioned arts, keynote speakers and community events, we will explore the infrastructures and imaginaries pushing and pulling our techno-culture into an ever more precarious relationship with the social and ecological fabric on which our intersectional beings are founded.”
Performances, openings, exhibitions, receptions, concerts and community events are all free and open to the public, including those on the Connecticut College campus and those at the Hygienic Art Gallery in downtown New London. (Paid registration is required for full daily attendance at the paper sessions.)
Featured events include new works commissioned by the Ammerman Center, paper presentations, interactive installations at the Hygienic Art Gallery, Cummings Arts Center exhibitions, and multimedia performances. For a full schedule, visit conncoll.edu/cat/symposium2018/schedule.