PULSE: Art and Technology Festival includes programs exploring topics ranging from video art and electronics to robotics.
LECTURES, FILM AND FAMILY PROGRAMS
January 21, 4pm Gallery Talk on Digital Wheel Art by YoungHyun Chung
New York-based artist YoungHyun Chung will discuss his interactive system that helps individuals with disabilities express themselves using digital projections.
January 22, 11am LEMUR Lecture and Demonstration
Eric Singer is a musician, artist, engineer, and the founder/director of LEMUR (League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots). LEMUR is a Brooklyn-based group of artists and technologists who create exotic, sculptural musical instruments which integrate robotic technology. www.lemurbots.org
January 22, 6pm Evening Concert by Ben Neill and LEMUR
The Telfair presents an evening performance by LEMUR and Ben Neill-a composer, performer, and inventor of the mutantrumpet, a hybrid electro-acoustic instrument. Neill’s music blends electronica, jazz, and ambient, blurring the lines between DJ culture and acoustic performance. Neill has released CDs of his music on Astralwerks and Six Degrees. www.benneill.com
January 23, 11 am Processing Workshop with Chito Lapena
For High School Students/ Royce Learning Center, 4 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd.
Artist and programmer Chito Lapena will lead a workshop on creating art projects using Processing, a visually oriented computer programming language. Registration required; call 790-8821.
January 26, 12:30 pm Lecture by Kenneth Huff
Kenneth Huff’s intricate, digitally created prints, animations, sculptures and photographs explore evolving patterns and forms in nature. See his work at the Jepson Center. www.kennethahuff.com
January 28, 6 pm Lecture by Artist Elizabeth King (sign interpreted)
Acclaimed artist Elizabeth King will lecture in conjunction with her exhibition at the Jepson Center. King’s sculptures, films, and installations of meticulously crafted human figures utilize highly specialized fabrication processes and older technologies such as stop-frame animation.
January 29, 12:30 pm Gallery Talk: Elizabeth King: The Sizes of Things in the Mind’s Eye
Join us for an informative lecture and gallery tour of the Elizabeth King exhibition.
January 30, 4 pm Brushbots Workshop with Christian Cerrito
Christian Cerrito creates small, inexpensive drawing machines – from pen-wielding hatchbots to tiny brushbots – propelled on toothbrush heads. Registration required; call 790-8821.
January 30, 7 pm Phantasmagoria: A Site-Specific Video Installation by Alessandro Imperato and Kelley McClung
The artists will create a video environment in the Jepson Center’s Eckburg Atrium, incorporating images of the museum’s architecture and visitors.
January 31, 11 am Circuit-Bending Workshop with Beatrix JAR (Ages 14-adult)
Minneapolis-based sound artists Beatrix JAR will lead a workshop illustrating how to turn old electronic toys and keyboards into circuit-bent musical instruments. Participants may bring toys or use those provided. Registration is required; call 790-8821.
January 31, 2-5 pm Technology Family Day, featuring 3pm Performance by Beatrix JAR
The Telfair’s popular Family Day features activities for children and demonstrations by guest artists Chito Lapena and Christian Cerrito (Brushbots.) The program also includes a concert by Minneapolis duo Beatrix JAR with live video by Allesandro Imperato. Beatrix JAR is Bianca Pettis (Beatrix) and Jacob Aaron Roske (JAR.) This charismatic sonic duo has adopted a do-it-yourself method, layering electronic beats, circuit-bent devices, and spontaneous samples to create futuristic sounds. Beatrix JAR has performed and led workshops at art museums nationwide. www.beatrixjar.com