PULSE Art + Technology Festival 2020
Telfair Museums continues to lead the conversation in art and technology with its 13th installment of the PULSE Art + Technology Festival. This year, the festival will take place from January 23-26 at Telfair’s Jepson Center. PULSE 2020 showcases artists and creatives who demonstrate how technology can either work against us or help us solve global problems. The multi-day event invites individuals of all ages to enjoy exciting exhibitions, screenings, lectures, workshops, and educational events. The exhibition Machines of Futility features interactive works that question technology’s usefulness, while installations in the museum’s TechSpace titled Second Nature connect virtual and augmented reality, and games with the natural world.
PULSE Art + Technology Festival is free* to museum members, students with valid ID, or with museum admission.
*Does not include opening lecture and reception on January 23 which are free to museum members or $8 for non-members.
Program (Jepson Center)
Wednesday, January 22, 6pm:
PULSE Opening Night Reception and Artist Panel
Opening lecture and reception is free to museum members, non-member tickets cost $8.
The festival kicks off on Wednesday, January 22 at 6pm with a panel moderated by PULSE Curator Harry Delorme and visual artists Neil Mendoza, Alicia Eggert and R. Luke Dubois. Three noted visiting artists will discuss their work and how art can spur dialogue and self-reflection on our culture’s dependence on technology.
Thursday, January 23, 6pm:
Designing the Future: A Climate for Change, an immersive evening presented by W Projects
This immersive evening focuses on technology helping our world face the results of climate change. The experience will include a short film screening, expert speakers from Perkins and Will, Gulfstream Aerospace, and the Georgia Institute of Technology. An interactive reception will feature virtual reality stations, interactive art projects, and hands on experiences.
Saturday, January 25, 1-4pm:
Chatham County Free Family Day/STEAM Expo.
Free admission is for Chatham County residents and students currently enrolled at area colleges only. Proof of residency/enrollment is required for admission.
There’s something for the whole family at this month’s Chatham County Free Family Day featuring our annual PULSE Art + Technology Festival at the Jepson Center. Family Days are fun, educational, and FREE for Chatham County residents! We invite you to participate in hands-on art projects, gallery exploration, and demonstrations of cool technology by local artists and students. Create DIY masterpieces or explore the interactive ArtZeum and our TechSpace featuring technology-based artworks. Drop in for a little while or stay for the entire afternoon. It’s all free and always fun.
Sunday, January 26, 3pm:
PULSE Curator’s Tour Second Nature
Free to students by advance registration.
Join Senior Curator of Education and PULSE Curator Harry DeLorme for a tour of Second Nature. Please note that space is limited. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or at (912) 790-8827.
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